White Sands Missile Range homes going solar
Residential homes at White Sands Missile Range are set to go solar.
Balfour Beatty Communities LLC and SolarCity have announced plans to provide up to 4,700 military homes with solar energy systems.
The systems are set to be installed at Balfour Beatty-managed residential communities on White Sands Missile Range and at Fort Bliss, Texas.
The 13.2 megawatt project is an equipment lease arrangement — primarily financed by Bank of America Merrill Lynch — which directly supports the U.S. Army's goal for “Net Zero” energy consumption at all its installations, according to a news release.
The project represents the most current and largest phase of SolarStrong — SolarCity’s five-year plan to build more than $1 billion in solar projects for up to 120,000 military homes throughout the U.S.
SolarCity expects to initiate construction at WSMR and Fort Bliss in January, and is initially seeking to fill more than 100 installation, electrical and maintenance jobs connected to the project.
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