The US military is set to have its largest solar farm built in the state of Texas.
The 20MW project in the Fort Bliss military base will power all of its headquarters and most of East Fort Bliss, according to US reports.
In a statement, Fort Bliss said the solar farm will cut the base’s carbon footprint and will help achieve the Army’s target of using 25% of its energy from renewable sources by 2025.
The statement went on: “Fort Bliss is excited to be leading the American military in renewable energy, reducing our carbon footprint and making our installation energy secure. With this project, Fort Bliss is on its way to becoming Net Zero, meaning that this installation will create all the energy it uses. This requires a combination of solar, wind and geothermal power, using water in the most efficient manner, turning our waste to energy and putting nothing into a landfill.”
Fort Bliss has partnered with energy firm El Paso Electric, which provides electricity to business and residential customers in west Texas and southern New Mexico.