Both mission resilience and cost savings
"Securing renewable energy is a top priority across the Department of the Navy and is crucial to ensuring both mission resilience and cost savings in the decades to come," said Mabus. "This agreement is another step forward in moving the needle on our one gigawatt goal. We will continue to push forward and ensure projects like this are identified and executed to meet our 2015 deadline."
Jarl Bliss, president of Lincoln Military Housing added, "For the last few years, we have worked closely with the Department of the Navy to find a renewable energy program which will greatly benefit our military families and support our Navy partner in reaching its renewable energy goals. Through this agreement with SolarCity, Lincoln projects savings of at least $60 million over the 20-year term that can be reinvested in project sustainment."
San Diego Family Housing, LLC comprised of Lincoln/Clark San Diego, LLC and Department of the Navy (DON), has agreed to purchase all electricity produced by the systems at below the cost of brown power over the 20 year term of the agreement — resulting in long-term savings which will be reinvested in the communities, providing military families residing in the Public Private Venture housing with an improved quality of living.
SolarCity will be responsible for the design, installation, monitoring and maintenance of the PV systems, and this project is part of SolarCity's SolarStrong initiative to provide solar energy to military housing communities across the country. SolarCity currently employs more than 300 veterans.