Onyx Construction installs rooftop solar on 350 more homes at Kansas military base
Corvias announced Onyx Construction has installed approximately 350 additional solar systems as part of the second phase of its solar project at Fort Riley. The program now includes panels on more than 1,600 homes and is a top solar energy producer in Kansas.
The two combined phases will offset an estimated 40% of annual electricity consumed by on-post family housing and is expected to generate 15,000 MWh in the first year of full operation.
“This achievement reflects our continued commitment to the Department of Defense (DoD) and to energy conservation,” said Corvias managing director Peter Sims. “We take great pride in consistently providing our service members and their families with sustainable and advanced technology, while simultaneously providing a robust, self-sufficient and resourceful environment for on-post communities to thrive.”
Later this year, the military family housing partnership between Corvias and the US Army at Fort Riley will begin construction of the third phase of the solar energy program with Onyx Construction. Phase three is projected to include two ground-mount solar arrays within the housing community. Once complete, all three phases of the program will provide power to about half of Fort Riley homes.
The program’s continued expansion helps to advance the DoD’s goal to provide 100% of each military installation’s critical-mission energy load by the end of 2030. Meeting this objective will strengthen the DoD’s adaptability in obtaining energy and water resources and ensuring an Army mission’s success in the event these services are suddenly unavailable.
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