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Fort Dix Getting Big Solar Farm

December 22, 2016 By Carl Weinschenk

rooftop solar Energy ManageJoint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst has begun building a 16.5 MW solar farm on a former Superfund site near the base, according pv magazine USA.

The project will feature about 50,844 solar panels and produce 21,315 MWh of energy annually, while reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 15,000 metric tons.

The base, which is commonly referred to as For Dix, is home to Army, Air Force and Navy support teams. The military, according to the story, says that the site will be the largest solar farm in the northeast. The military is obligated to acquire one-quarter of its facility energy from renewable resources. The Fort Dix project is being developed by affiliates of Starwood Energy Group and Energy Management. The project is owned by True Green Capital.

The military has been a living laboratory for energy efficiency during the past few years. Energy Manager Today looked at the issue in August.

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