More than 1,600 privatized military homes at Fort Riley now feature solar systems after MHA member company Corvias expanded renewable power generation capabilities with the U.S. Army.

The announcement comes after the activation of approximately 350 additional solar systems at the installation, a top solar energy producer in Kansas. These long-term energy solutions will offset an estimated 40 percent of annual electricity consumed by service members and their families living on-post.

“This achievement reflects our continued commitment to the Department of Defense (DoD) and to energy conservation,” said Corvias Managing Director Peter Sims. “We take great pride in consistently providing our service members and their families with sustainable and advanced technology, while simultaneously providing a robust, self-sufficient and resourceful environment for on-post communities to thrive.”

Corvias plans to continue expanding the solar energy program later this year with the construction of two ground mount solar arrays within Fort Riley. The completed program will provide power to about half of the community’s homes, advancing the DoD’s energy security initiatives.