NAVFAC Wins $500M Contract for Solar Energy from US Navy

  • 12:00 AM, August 24, 2011
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Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific awarded a $500 million maximum, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) multiple award contract (MAC) to Island Pacific Energy LLC, Pacific Energy Solutions LLC, and Photon Finance LLC, Aug. 19. The MAC contract will be used for the purchase of reliable, locally generated power from Solar Power Generation Systems (SPGS) at military installations in the state of Hawaii. Military services in Hawaii are working together to reduce energy consumption derived from fossil fuels and increase energy consumption from renewable energy sources. "The Solar MAC 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 towards statewide sustainment and energy conservation goals that benefit everyone, military and civilian." 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 (AC) power only, and will not 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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