Solar power systems firm Standard Solar will work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center to develop photovoltaic (PV) solar on U.S. Army installations, helping to meet the renewable energy goals set by the Department of Defense (DOD) in 2012.
Standard Solar, along with 21 other companies, was awarded Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC), which qualifies them to compete for future solar power projects to secure reliable, locally generated, renewable energy and microgrid solutions for Army installations through power purchase agreements (PPAs).
In April 2012, the DOD committed to one of the largest clean energy initiatives in history by setting a goal to deploy 3 GW of renewable energy, comprising solar, wind, biomass and geothermal technologies, on Army, Navy and Air Force installations by 2025. The Army is responsible for 1 GW of that total. The four technologies being awarded under the Renewable and Alternative Energy Power Production for DOD Installations MATOC represent $7 billion of private sector funding.