Military Housing Association (MHA) member company Balfour Beatty Communities (BBC) recently announced that it has completed agreements to install rooftop solar systems for military housing at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Naval Air Station Pensacola and Naval Station Mayport.
BBCs continued investment in photovoltaic (PV) systems will enable these Navy housing communities to draw up to 20% of their electricity supply from renewable energy by generating an estimated 3 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually. The project is expected to be completed by early fall 2021 and will grow BBC’s military housing portfolio’s renewable generation capability, which includes more than 31 megawatts of solar projects across 12 military housing communities.
Ed Lopes, Vice President, Project Development for Balfour Beatty Communities, said “[t]he installation of solar energy systems allows us to take advantage of a renewable and resilient energy supply while reducing utility costs. Those savings are directly reinvested into our military communities to ensure the homes, amenities and services we provide continue to meet the needs of today’s military families.”
These critical investments demonstrate how MHA member companies continue to build on the progress they have already made with military partners to reduce the carbon footprint of installations and increase the energy resiliency of the Armed Forces as part of a united effort to combat the vulnerabilities and other risks posed by climate change.