Kyocera Solar and the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest has completed a 1.4MW solar electric system on the US Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California, US.

Through a partnership with AEE Solar, San Diego-based integrator Synergy Electric installed the 225 panel solar system that stands on the site of the Box Canyon landfill, effectively transforming unusable land into a site producing clean energy.

Aecom, an engineering firm, led the design of the project including geotechnical, civil and photovoltaic system design.

The ground-mounted system feeds Camp Pendleton’s electric grid and is expected to produce about 2,400MWh annually, enough electricity to power 400 average homes.

NAVFAC anticipates the renewable energy conversion will save the Marine Corps $336,000 yearly in electricity costs while more than tripling its previous solar energy capacity.

Kyocera Solar president Steve Hill said that this sizable solar installation and the Marine Corps sustainable energy goals demonstrate its commitment to environmental preservation and advancing national security through energy independence.

Kyocera Solar is a supplier of environmentally sound, solar electric energy solutions.