Solar, Sourcing Renewables - May 11, 2022
Tooele Army Depot Adds Solar
The U.S. Army will add a 1.5 MW ground mount solar photovoltaic (PV) system at its Tooele Army Depot in Utah.
HSGS-Ameresco, LLC, a joint venture certified as a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) by the Small Business Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), was awarded a $7.9 million contract to design and construct the solar system. Construction is set to begin in summer 2022 and reach completion by fall 2023.
The ground mount solar PV array will help to reduce electrical costs the base incurs annually with traditional power sources. Hannah Solar Government Services (HSGS) and Ameresco entered a joint venture in August 2021 as part of the SBA Mentor Protégé Program, which helps eligible small businesses, known as protégés, gain exposure and win government contracts through partnerships with more experienced companies, which are referred to as mentors. Throughout the partnership, Ameresco provides mentorship to HSGS, bringing its expertise in providing cleantech solutions to customers in the federal sector.
“The United States military is dependent on many different facilities around the country, and the Tooele Army Depot is one of the posts that is critical to our national security,” said Dave McNeil, President and CEO of HSGS-Ameresco in a statement. “We are honored and excited to work as a joint venture to continue supporting those who protect our nation.”
The Tooele Army Depot is a United State Army Joint Munitions Command post in Tooele Country, Utah. The post has primarily served as a storage site for reserve and training ammunition for the United States, among other related tasks.