MILILANI, Hawaii—SolarCity, in partnership with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), recently completed two solar panel installations on Schofield Barracks-East Range as part of the TARDEC Aloha Micro Grid. The three-tier Micro Grid has 460 kilowatts (kW) of electricity-generating capacity and is designed to accept power from various inputs while charging electric vehicles and providing power locally. All three tiers of the Micro Grid have the ability either to work as one unit or independently and the overall system is designed to efficiently manage power, integrate renewable energy, store energy, and charge electric vehicles. SolarCity installations will provide 60 kW of capacity, or roughly 13 percent of the total.
The fixed solar arrays are comprised of 252 solar panels, and provide more than 83,500 kilowatt-hours of renewable electricity to the third tier of the Micro Grid. SolarCity also oversaw the installation of underground electrical and concrete and assisted with the physical installation of all three tiers and two energy storage modules.
“It’s exciting to be involved in a project where solar power is being used to reduce the military’s reliance on fossil fuels,” said Jon Yoshimura, SolarCity’s director of government affairs in Hawai’i. “As part of the TARDEC Aloha Micro Grid, solar power is being used to charge electric vehicles and efficiently manage power.”
SolarCity®—a national leader in clean energy services—provides homeowners, business and government organizations cleaner, more affordable alternatives to their utility bills. The company makes it simple for customers to lock in lower, long-term rates for clean energy by providing everything from permitting and installation to ongoing monitoring and maintenance. Additional information about the company is available on the Web at www.solarcity.com.
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