Air Force continues to utilize renewable energy
ECC recently announced the completion of its second wind turbine project at the Massachusetts Military Reservation by showcasing the construction of two 1.5-megawatt GE wind turbines, which will support the Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment’s goal of the MMR being completely powered by renewable energy.
“This highly visible project was delivered safely, with high quality and ahead of schedule through the collective efforts of the entire AFCEE/ECC team,” said Brian LaMont, program manager for ECC. “Each time I cross the Sagamore Bridge and see the turbines spinning, I am reminded of ECC’s contribution in bringing alternative energy to Cape Cod.”
EEC’s first wind turbine installation at the MMR has generated cost savings of $500,000 per year for the Air Force.
Another Air Force base recently added renewable energy to its power output. The Eglin Air Force Base in Valparaiso, Florida, installed 164 Ecosun Solar Pool Heater Collectors to power its 13,635-square-foot pool, which the Air Force uses for recreation and exercise.
The solar panels were supplied by Compass Solar and are expected to generate 5.9 million BTUs daily, offsetting approximately 1.7 megawatts.