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Posted 12/19/2013

Release no. 13-091

Patrick Bray

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $4.5 million contract Dec. 18 to Solar Power Integrators of Roseville for parking structure paving below a solar micro grid at Fort Hunter Liggett, located in Monterey County.

The solar grid provides renewable energy for the installation but was also designed to provide shade for the post’s Reserve Training Center parking structure. This is the third phase of a larger solar grid project funded by the Department of Defense’s Energy Conservation Investment Program, which will bring the post one step closer to becoming one of the first net zero energy installations in the country.

As part of the Army’s overall effort to conserve precious resources, net zero installations will consume only as much energy or water as they produce and eliminate solid waste to landfills. Fort Hunter Liggett was one of several installations identified by the DOD as a net zero pilot installation.

Solar Power Integrators is a U.S. Small Business Administration 8(a)-designated small business. The Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program is designed to help small, disadvantaged businesses compete for federal contracts.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 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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