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Posted 9/25/2012

Release no. 12-036

Robert Kidd

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – U.S. Army Reserve facilities in Sacramento and Garden Grove will soon gain solar energy production capability through a $1.4 million contract awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District.

The $1,403,378 contract, awarded to Synergy Electric of Santee, funds construction of photovoltaic parking structures at two Army Reserve locations – the B.T. Collins USAR Center, Sacramento, and the Garden Grove USAR Center.

“These canopy structures can produce up to 126 kilowatts of electrical energy while also providing shade for vehicles parked underneath them,” said Celso Sabiniano, project manager, USACE Sacramento District. This is enough to power about 100 average-sized homes. The canopies will be erected over existing pavement.

The Department of the Army has undertaken an aggressive plan to use less energy and to add more renewable-power generation at its many installations.

The USACE Sacramento District provides planning, engineering, project management, environmental restoration and construction services to military and civilian customers in parts of eight western states, including California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming.


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