AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, announces today that it has been awarded a $7.3 million project to design and build a 1-megawatt (MW) solar power plant at Buckley Air Force Base in Colorado. The award was one of two solar projects AMEC has won in Colorado in recent weeks.
Under the contract with the Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency, AMEC will design the solar photovoltaic (PV) system to meet all Buckley AFB environmental and technical specifications while maximizing power production and system life and minimizing cost.
AMEC has set a 368-day timeframe for completion of the project, substantially shorter than the 449 days required by the Air Force. “Bringing the system on-line more than 3½ months ahead of schedule will result in construction cost savings as well as energy cost savings for the government from power generated earlier than originally planned,” remarked engineer Steve Felice, AMEC’s project manager.
AMEC’s exclusive teaming partner is SolSource, Inc., a Denver-based renewable energy and green building company that has designed and installed more than 400 solar electric and thermal systems for public and private entities.
The project will involve the installation of more than 5,000 new 220/230-watt PV modules manufactured by SolarWorld, at that company’s site in Camarillo, Calif. The modules are specifically manufactured for anti-reflectivity and approved for installation in a flight zone.
Earlier in August, it was announced that AMEC was awarded a contract by Renewable Ventures, a Fotowatio company, to install a 2-megawatt solar power plant at the Foothills campus of Colorado State University.