ACCIONA, COBRA and T-SOLAR are shortlisted for the US Army´s solar energy program
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The United States Department of Defense has determined that Spanish companies are capable of designing, financing, building, operating and maintaining electricity generation facilities to support the US Army, which consumes more energy than any other entity in the world. By an act of Congress, the Army must cover at least 25% of its energy needs with renewable sources by 2025.

To this end it will put in place renewable generation facilities with a capacity of 3,000 megawatts (MW) at its military installations. This is equivalent to the usage of about 750,000 households.

The program, called Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC), focuses on solar energy but also includes renewable energy from other sources such as wind, biomass and geothermal.

This is where Spanish companies may participate. Making the list of pre-selected contractors is extremely demanding, and puts ACS, Acciona and T-Solar  within a select group of leading European companies.

Acciona will bid through its US affiliate Acciona Energy North America, while ACS will be involved through its Cobra Industrial Services engineering division. T-Solar, which is part of the Isolux Infraestructure group, will participate through a joint venture with US company Tesla Laboratories.







Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 October 2013 12:39