FORT HOOD (AP) — A sprawling Central Texas military installation will rely on the changing weather to support the Army’s largest renewable energy project.
Ground was broken Thursday at Fort Hood for the $100 million hybrid solar and wind renewable energy project. The Department of Defense-related project also involves Apex Clean Energy and the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
Organizers say the program is expected to produce electricity for Fort Hood with a goal of providing up to 40 percent of the post’s needs.
The setup involves a solar farm that will use thousands of panels spread over about 130 acres of Fort Hood, which occupies 335 square miles in Bell and Coryell counties.
The rest of the generated power will come from a wind turbine facility in Floyd County.
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