Onyx Construction to install 385 rooftop solar projects on Fort Riley military base in Kansas

Corvias announced its latest progress in its continued commitment to assisting the Department of Defense in reaching its 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. Later this month, the military family housing partnership between Corvias and the U.S. Army at Fort Riley will kick off construction of phase two of its solar energy program, with Onyx Construction projected to install 385 solar systems throughout the communities on post. Adding to the solar equipment previously installed, the Ft. Riley military housing solar program will soon include a total of 1,646 homes.

“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.”

Once complete, the combined solar program from these two phases will be one of the largest solar producers in the state of Kansas. It will offset an estimated 40% of annual electricity consumed by the on-post family housing and generate 16,000 MWh in the first year of full operation.

Together with the U.S. Army and Air Force, Corvias is strengthening sustainability and resiliency with projects that create military communities that are more energy independent and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Corvias’ portfolio-based solar program across partner military installations will play a large part in meeting the Department of Defense’s goal to strengthen energy and water resilience and reduce the risk to Army missions posed by utility disruptions affecting installations.

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