Solar Energy Development on Department of Defense Installations in the Mojave and Colorado Deserts

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Recent research addresses current solar development activities and includes an evaluation of the potential for solar energy development inside the boundaries of nine large military installations in the United States. This congressionally directed study, conducted by ICF International on behalf of the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP), is groundbreaking in the solar energy market.

The report also discusses the potential mission compatibility and energy security impacts of on-installation solar energy development and the broader context for solar energy development in the Mojave and Colorado Deserts. This analysis determined that more than 7,000 megawatts of solar energy development is technically feasible and financially viable at several U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) installations. The full report details all findings, including how private developers can tap the solar potential with no capital investment requirement from DoD.

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Published: Jan 13, 2012
Author: Robert Kwartin, Sarah Alexander, Martin Anderson, Donald Clark, John Collins, Chris Lamson, Garrett Martin, Ryan Mayfield, Lindsay McAlpine, Daniel Moreno, Jeffrey Patterson, Craig Schultz, and Emily Stiever
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP)

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