Video: USACE Using Solar Power
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District plays a key role in helping the Army achieve its goal of developing net-zero installations. Net-zero is an initiative that aims to reduce total resource consumption (energy, water and waste) on an installation down to an effective rate of zero. At Fort Hunter Liggett in Central California, the district is nearing completion of the first of four new solar micro grids. The first, which is scheduled to be complete in April of 2012, is capable of generating up to one megawatt of power for the post, enough energy to power 250 to 300 homes. Also available in high definition.