Solar Energy Solutions

307 kW Richmond, KY National Guard Base

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Project at a Glance

  • Type of installation: Driven post ground mount
  • Environmental benefits over 25 years:
    • CO2 savings: 14,381,775 lbs
    • Equivalent CO2 in miles driven: 15,949,800
    • CO2 emissions from 7,131,625 lbs of coal

The Project

Solar Energy Solutions has completed over 25 projects for the Kentucky National Guard in almost every corner of the state. SES teams are background checked and security cleared for military work and have installed systems ranging from 30 kW to 300+ kW on armories, grenade testing ranges, equipment storage warehouses, training centers, airfields and aircraft hangers.

This project in Richmond Kentucky at the Armed Forces Reserve Center, one of 8 we completed that same year is part of a push by the National Guard to reach an overall 30% usage of renewable energy by 2025.

The ground mounted array sits on driven posts atop an already established geothermal loop that heats and cools the training center.

As a result of the many projects we and others have executed with the Kentucky National Guard system energy costs dropped from $2.44MM to $2.04MM over a 14 year span. A period during which utility costs tripled!