SolarCity to bring Solar to Military Housing

Five year Project to Install Solar on more than 120,000 Military Homes

November 15, 2012

DBL Part­ners’ port­fo­lio com­pany SolarCity is embark­ing on a major project to bring solar to more than 120,000 mil­i­tary homes in the next five years.  The impact will be huge.  Find the arti­cle here.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Thou­sands of mil­i­tary homes in south­ern New Mex­ico and West Texas will be fit­ted with solar pan­els as part of a $1 bil­lion plan by a Cal­i­for­nia com­pany to bring solar to mil­i­tary instal­la­tions across the country.

SolarCity on Tues­day announced it will be installing pho­to­voltaic pan­els on homes at White Sands Mis­sile Range in New Mex­ico and Texas’ Fort Bliss.

The com­pany is already work­ing with hous­ing man­agers at bases in Ari­zona, Cal­i­for­nia, Col­orado and Hawaii.

In all, SolarCity aims to install pho­to­voltaic sys­tems on as many as 120,000 mil­i­tary homes over five years.

Com­pany offi­cials say the sys­tems at Fort Bliss and White Sands will be capa­ble of off­set­ting more than half of the elec­tric­ity typ­i­cally used in each community.

Army offi­cials say Fort Bliss has a goal of being energy self-​​sufficient by 2018.