Schneider Electric is developing a US$50 million energy savings performance contract for the US Coast Guard (USCG) in Puerto Rico. The project includes a 2.89MW rooftop PV system, which will be installed over a 13-month period and consist of 300 solar PV systems on facilities throughout the USCG station. Facilities such as the Rio Bayamon housing, Air Station borinquen and Air Station Borinquen housing will be included in the rooftop PV project.
“Reducing the Coast Guard’s energy consumption and developing renewable energy solutions in Puerto Rico not only helps the Coast Guard meet federal mandates, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and stabilize energy costs, but it also can help create green collar jobs in Puerto Rico. This project will have a significant impact on the industry there,” said Capt. John Hickey, commanding officer of Coast Guard Shore Maintenance Command in Seattle.
Funding for the project, which is anticipated to generate over 4 million kWh of renewable energy per year, was provided by a grant from the US Department of the Treasury.