U.S. Navy contracts for solar power

HONOLULU, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Three Hawaiian companies have been contracted by the U.S. Navy for power generation at military installations throughout the state.

The contract from the U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific was given to Island Pacific Energy LLC, Pacific Energy Solutions LLC, and Photon Finance LLC.


The ceiling value of the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity award is $500 million.

The Navy said the contract will be used for the purchase of reliable, locally generated power from Solar Power Generation Systems.

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Military services in Hawaii are working to reduce energy consumption derived from fossil fuels and increase energy consumption from renewable energy sources.

"The Solar MAC (multiple award contract) initiative will help meet the energy security goals of our president, secretary of defense and secretary of the Navy," said Rear Adm. Dixon R. Smith, commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific.

"As good stewards of the environment -- and good neighbors here in Hawaii -- our Navy will be contributing even more toward statewide sustainment and energy conservation goals that benefit everyone, military and civilian."

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Work will be performed at the following military installations: Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam; Marine Corps Base Hawaii; Schofield Barracks; Wheeler Army Airfield; Tripler Army Medical Center; Fort DeRussy; Asia Pacific Center for Strategic Studies; Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station; Naval Magazine West Loch; the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai; and the Army Reserve Center on Maui.


The work to be performed provides for installation of SPGS on roofs, parking shade structures and vacant parcels of land. The installations will purchase solar alternating current power only and won't construct, own or maintain any generation assets.

The SPGS will be financed, constructed, owned, operated, maintained and repaired by the successful companies who were awarded a contract as part of this solicitation.

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