The Army announced Thursday it plans to install arrays of solar panels at Fort Stewart near Savannah, Fort Benning outside Columbus and Fort Gordon in Augusta. It's part of an Army-wide goal to increase its reliance on renewable energy.
Georgia Power will finance, build and operate the solar arrays at the three Army posts, with groundbreaking planned for later this year and completion expected in 2015. The Army will provide land for the solar arrays at each post, and will buy the electricity they produce from Georgia Power.
The Army says once the projects are complete, 18 percent of the electricity it consumes in Georgia will come from renewable sources.
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