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D-M closer to building Air Force's largest-capacity solar array

D-M closer to building Air Force's largest-capacity solar array

The Air Force is moving ahead with plans to build a 14.5-megawatt photovoltaic solar array at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

The D-M installation would be the Air Force’s largest in terms of generating capacity, eclipsing a 14-megawatt array that went online at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada in 2007.

Construction on the D-M project, initially announced in September 2010, will begin soon with completion planned for no later than December, the Air Force said.

The base has entered into an agreement with California-based solar developer SunEdison LLC to design, finance, build, operate and maintain the array on 170 acres of underutilized base property.

Read more of this story Monday in the Arizona Daily Star and on StarNet.


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