A Sustainable 21st Century Military Strategy

Everything the military builds now is energy conscious, including the solar farm that serves the Fort Indiantown Gap training center.The solar panel farm is the latest in a series of initiatives the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) has taken in recent years to improve energy savings.

As the National Guard’s busiest training facility, Fort Indiantown Gap needs a tremendous amount of power to continue its daily mission. With solar panels installed on 19 acres of land located between Service and Coulter roads on Fort Indiantown Gap, the solar farm accounted for a 37% reduction in energy consumption on base, reducing reliance on power from the utility grid.

The solar farm was constructed through a Power Purchase Agreement that will provide the base with renewable energy and utility savings for 20 years. All of the savings generated from the solar farm are slated for reinvestment back into the training center.