SolarCity and Balfour Beatty Communities close to completing 6.9MW of solar at Air Force housing

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These four PV projects will provide power to more than 2,000 households. Image: SolarCity

Balfour Beatty Communities and SolarCity are nearing completion of close to 7MW of PV energy at Air Force family housing over four states.

The rooftop PV panels are being installed across the residential communities managed by Balfour Beatty Communities at Travis Air Force Base (AFB), in California, Sheppard AFB in Texas, Tyndall AFB in Florida and Luke AFB in Arizona.

Together, these PV installations are comprised of 26,000 solar panels and will provide power to more than 2,000 households.

Congressman John Garamendi of California noted: “I am very pleased to see this renewable, green-energy project coming to Travis Air Force Base. Installing solar on the homes of service members living in base housing makes sense.  This type of creative partnership between private and public entities and the communities surrounding our major military installations has become essential to the long-term viability of those bases and the critical missions they execute. 

“Funding for facility enhancements and critical base infrastructure has become very scarce due to budget cuts and sequestration.  These types of partnerships leverage private and community resources to produce a win-win scenario that mutually benefits all partners.  This project will save taxpayer money, help build long-term sustainability into the base, and is strategically smart for our military, our environment, and our nation.”

SolarCity designed, built and will oversee the solar power systems. Luke AFB is the largest of the installations with approximately 3.5MW of solar, followed by Tyndall AFB at 1.4MW, Sheppard AFB at 1.1MW and Travis AFB with just under 1MW capacity.

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