Corvias is expanding its solar energy program at Fort Riley by outfitting an additional 385 homes with solar systems in communities throughout the installation. The expansion supports the Department of Defense’s (DoD) goal to provide 100% of the energy load required to sustain the critical mission of each U.S. military installation by the end of FY2030.
The project, which is phase two of the partnership between Corvias and Onyx Construction, will bring the total number of homes with solar systems at Fort Riley to 1,646. Once complete, Corvias’ Fort Riley solar project will be one the largest solar producers in the state of Kansas, offsetting an estimated 40% of annual electricity consumed by on-post family housing and generating 16,000 megawatts in the first year of full operation.
“Corvias shares and supports the DoD goal of sustainability, including on-site resilient, renewable energy generation to help our partners achieve their energy security and resiliency goals as outlined by the Department of Defense,” said Peter Sims, Head of Asset Management. “The Corvias solar program also supports our company’s core value of materially improving the communities in which we serve.”
Corvias’ nationwide military housing portfolio generates enough solar energy to power nearly 3,400 homes annually, offsets approximately 43% of annual electricity consumption, and implements technology upgrades to reduce energy and water consumption bringing 16,000 military homes to the highest energy standards available.