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Solar project at Fort Hunter Liggett

Construction workers complete electrical connections on phase two of a solar microgrid project at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., March 12, 2013. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District managed construction of the project, awarding contracts of $8.4 million for phase one and $9.7 million for phase two. Phase two, scheduled for completion in May 2013, will generate one megawatt of power and is expected to be the second of four at the post. Phase one was completed in April 2012 and also generates one megawatt of power, enough energy to power 250 to 300 homes. Along with the energy production, the panel arrays form a canopy that will shade the majority of the post’s vehicles. Fort Hunter Liggett is one of six pilot installations selected by the U.S. Army to be net zero energy, meaning the installation will create as much energy as it uses. (U.S. Army photo by John Prettyman/Released)

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This work, Solar project at Fort Hunter Liggett [Image 3 of 4], by John Prettyman, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:03.12.2013

Date Posted:04.03.2013 13:52

Photo ID:899839



Size:1.6 MB

Location:SACRAMENTO, CA, USGlobe

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