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Phoenix VA Med Center Plans Largest Solar Carport Installation. Looks like Uncle Sam is Keeping his Promise.

October 15, 2010
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The folks down at the Phoenix VA are going to be in the pink when they flip the switch on that car port. Good times.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at its Phoenix Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, plans to install a 3.003-megawatt (MW) DC solar electric system. This project will expand a 630-kW carport system currently under construction by SunWize Systems at the site.

The completed installation is expected to generate over 5.7 million kilowatt-hours of clean energy annually. This reduction in energy demand from the electric grid is equivalent to the reduction of more than 7.6 million pounds of CO2 emissions annually.

According to SunWize, the system will be the largest photovoltaic (PV) carport installation in the U.S. when the second phase of construction is completed.

In June, the VA Health Care System in Albuquerque, NM, announced it was installing a 3.2 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) system, including include a car port and roof-mounted arrays.

The Phoenix VA Medical Center project is one of a number of systems now under contract with SunWize as a part of the VA’s effort to use renewable energy and improve energy efficiency. The Veteran’s Administration announced in September that it will consider sustainability and energy efficiency in all its purchases.


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  1. October 15, 2010 1:15 pm

    A lot of the transition to solar power is not strictly about cost savings. for most people it is a value choice. one day others wil be drawn to it for cost savings as well.

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