U.S. Navy to lease land to build 8 solar plants on Guam totaling 40 MW

According to Stars and Stripes news release the U.S. Navy is planning to lease about 192 acres of land on Guam for 37 years to the local electric company Guam Power Authority for construction of a system of photovoltaic solar panels in eight locations to generate about 40 megawatts of power.

Stars and Stripes reports the power would be available to both military and civilian users and help reduce Guam’s dependency on fossil fuels:

“These projects will bolster energy security and lessen Guam’s dependency on imported fuel,” said Capt. Glenn Shephard, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Marianas commanding officer, said in a Navy news release.

Source: News Release by Wyatt Olson for  Stars and Stripes.  Featured Image Credit: CC via Flickr.