Last week the Army signed a contract for its largest renewable-energy project, selecting Apex Clean Energy to provide 65 MW of solar and wind energy at Fort Hood, Texas.
The thirty-year contract specifies an allocation of 15MW of solar and 50MW of wind energy for a total of $497.4 million dollars over the lifetime of the deal, approximately $168 million dollars less than the Army would pay for power through the traditional electric grid.
Richard Kidd, the deputy assistant secretary for energy and sustainability, voiced on Jan. 19th, renewable energy "is not a science project. It's not a boutique activity to satisfy a mandate. This is central to energy security."
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