Universal Services Fort Hood (USFH), Axium Solar, and SCHOTT Solar PV have activated a 684kW photovoltaic (PV) system at the base’s Liberty Village Military Housing in the US.

The four-acre ground-mounted solar energy system will produce an estimated 1MWh of energy annually.

The $3m project was funded by USFH, which will own, operate and maintain the solar power system.

Fort Hood Public Works director Brian Dosa said clean solar energy is an important part of our efforts to reduce Fort Hood’s dependence on fossil fuels and create greater energy security.

"It was important to us and to our partners that this project use solar panels made in the U.S.," Dosa said.

The Department of Defense objective is to use 25% renewable energy to power its installations by 2025.

Axium Solar is engaged in the design and construction of solar electric energy systems based in Plano, Texas, US.