Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Fort Dix to Save $1.2M Annually with Solar, Energy Upgrades

Honeywell has installed two solar arrays at Fort Dix, N.J., together with a variety of energy-efficient facility and infrastructure upgrades, to help the training and mobilization center for the U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard meet federal efficiency and renewable energy mandates.

Fort Dix expects an energy savings of $1.2 million annually over the next 20 years. The savings is based on the reduction of all utility bills — electricity, natural gas, fuel oil and water. Honeywell also expects that Fort Dix will have operational savings that will be tied to reduced maintenance needs and expenses that come with new equipment.

The Fort Dix installation is considered one of the largest solar projects for the army with 3,200 photovoltaic panels. The arrays will generate approximately 815,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity annually, which is enough to power more than 75 homes per year, according to Honeywell. The installation will also decrease greenhouse gas emissions by more than 33 million pounds per year. Read more... http://www.environmentalleader.com/2009/09/04/fort-dix-to-save-12m-annually-with-solar-energy-upgrades/

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