Fort Riley military base to get 385 solar PV systems

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385 rooftop solar PV systems are to be installed by Onyx Construction on the Fort Riley military base in Kansas in the newest effort to reach the Department of Defense goal of providing 100% of the energy load required to sustain the critical mission of each American military installation by the end of 2030. Later this month, the military family housing partnership between the U.S. Army at Fort Riley and Corvias will begin construction of the second phase of their solar energy program. The installation of the rooftop solar systems will add to the solar equipment previously installed, the Fort Riley military housing solar program will soon include a total of 1,600 homes.

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Once complete, the combined solar program from the two Corvias solar project phases will be one of the largest solar producers in the state of Kansas. It will generate 16,000 MW within the first year of full operation and offset an estimated 40% of annual electricity consumed by the on-post family housing. Together with the Air Force and the United States Army, Corvias is strengthening resiliency and sustainability with projects that create military communities that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and are more energy independent.

“Corvias shares and supports the Department of Defence’s goal of sustainability, including on-site resilient, renewable energy generation to help our partners achieve their energy security and resiliency goals as outlined by the Department of Defense. The Corvias solar program also supports Onyx Construction’s core value of materially improving the communities in which we serve,” said the head of asset management, Peter Sims. The company’s portfolio-based solar program across partner military installations will play a large part in meeting the Department’s goal to strengthen water and energy resilience and reduce the risk to Army missions posed by utility disruptions affecting installations.