The U.S. Army has signed a nearly $500 million agreement with a Virginia-based company to bring more solar and wind energy to Fort Hood, Texas.
The 28-year agreement with Apex Clean Energy, based in Charlottesville, Va., will save the Army $168 million in electricity costs over the course of the nearly three-decade agreement, Apex said in a news release.
Apex’s hybrid project will feature 50.4 megawatts of wind energy from the Cotton Plains Wind energy facility in Floyd County, near Lubbock, and 15.4 megawatts of energy from solar panels on-site at Fort Hood, according to the news release. The project will begin providing energy to Fort Hood in 2017. The field of solar panels will be installed at West Fort Hood near the Clarke Road Gate not far from Copperas Cove.
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