Siemens to deploy solar photovoltaic system for U.S. Army

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Siemens to deploy solar photovoltaic system for U.S. Army


By Greentech Lead Team: Siemens will implement U.S. Army’s largest
solar photovoltaic system at White Sands Missile Range.

The solar PV
system is the primary component of the energy savings performance contract
(ESPC) to be implemented by the Building Technologies Division of Siemens
Industry.

The solar PV
system will provide the Army with approximately 10,000 solar renewable energy
credits annually as well as qualify it for a 30 percent federal cash grant in
excess of $4.8 million.

According to
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the solar PV system will help White Sands
Missile Range achieve 10.8 percent renewable energy by the end of 2012, up from
.5 percent and beating the 2013 government mandate by more than three
percentage points.

This project
supports President Barack Obama’s directive that federal agencies use ESPCs to
make $2 billion worth of energy efficiency upgrades over the next two years, as
well as supporting the Army’s renewable energy goals.

“This
project implements a solar photovoltaic array system that will partially offset
White Sands Missile Range’s energy requirements, improve facilities and
operations, demonstrate Army engineering and technology capabilities and align
with the Army’s Energy Security and NetZero objectives,” said Judy Marks,
president and CEO of Siemens Government Technologies.

White Sands
Missile Range is a Test and Evaluation Command Installation operated primarily
for the support of research, development, test and evaluation of weapon and
space systems, subsystems and components.

Encompassing
a missile range/rocket launch range, White Sands is one of the largest military
installations in the U.S. covering 3,200 square miles. The facility is unique
in the fact that it has several agencies on site as tenants including NASA and
the U.S. Air Force.

Siemens
Government Technologies is the leading integrator for Siemens’ innovative
products, technologies and services to meet the needs of Federal customers.
Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.


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