By CourtesyMarch 21, 2012
FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood will turn on the solar field at 3 p.m., March 27, at the site east of Liberty Village and south of Johnson Drive. There will be ribbon cutting ceremony and tour of the solar field.
The field consists of 3,000 photovoltaic panels mounted to a steel frame that span across a four acre site that will generate one million kilowatt-hours annually.
All family housing on Fort Hood is privatized; and Universal Services Fort Hood, Inc. is the owner and operator of the 300 single-family home community of Liberty Village. Families will consume 20 percent of their electricity needs with renewable energy and without additional cost.
The Fort Hood Directorate of Public Works worked with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, to enable this opportunity.
The contractor, USFH, is solely responsible for financing, constructing, operating and maintaining the PV array and equipment.
The Army has challenged all of its installations to pursue the Net Zero Energy goal, and this project is an opportunity that will bring green electricity to military Families on Fort Hood.