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

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Categorized Under: Defense, Economic + Financial Analysis, Energy, Environment, Management Consulting, Modeling + Simulation, Research + Evaluation, Strategy, Policy Analysis, + Regulatory Development



ICF recently completed an analysis of the potential for solar energy development inside the boundaries of nine large military installations. 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.

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 report also discusses the potential mission compatibility and energy security impacts of on-installation solar energy development and the broader policy and programmatic context for solar energy development in the Mojave and Colorado Deserts.

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  • Robert Kwartin

    Vice PresidentICF International

    Robert Kwartin leads ICF International’s support to public sector agencies in their analysis and promotion of renewable energy strategies. He has led projects in photovoltaic (PV) incentive design, affordable green housing, green power market promotion, distributed wind energy, solar water heating, and offshore wind energy policy.

    His renewable energy clients include the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Energy (DOE), Oncor Electric Delivery, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, National Commission on Energy Policy, California Energy Commission, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Department of Defense (DOD), and Massachusetts Technology Collaborative.

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Published: Jan 1, 2012
Authors: , 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: Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP)

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