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Suniva Powers Fort Campbell

published: 2016-07-01 16:25

Suniva, a PV cell manufacturer as well as a member company of Shunfeng International Clean Energy Limited, announced the completion of a 1.9MW solar power project at a capped landfill at the Fort Campbell military base in Kentucky.

The project is a result of collaboration between Fort Campbell, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, and Pennyrile Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation. Pennyrile Rural Electric and Fort Campbell worked with the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet in securing a grant for $3,100,000 for this renewable project, and Pennyrile financed $1,900,000 as a part of a Utility Energy Services Contract with Fort Campbell to pay for this project.

Suniva supplied its Optimus solar panels and Eaton provided EPC services as well as electrical balance of system solutions for the PV project, which turns ten acres of retired landfill into a clean energy generating site.

"Solar arrays such as this one at Fort Campbell serve as a two-fold solution: enhancing the foundation of the energy security for our nation's military bases, while at the same time, providing a sustainable benefit on previously unusable waste land," said Matt Card, executive vice president of commercial operations.

The project at Fort Campbell will help address the presidential mandate for federal agencies to meet 20% of their electricity needs through renewable energy sources by 2020.

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