Energy Service Provider, Johnson Controls Federal Systems has awarded Hannah Solar Government Services (HSGS) a contract to design, engineer, and construct the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) system and micro grid controlled battery storage system on Meck Island, Kwajalein Atoll for the United States Army Garrison Kwajalein Atoll.
Part of the Republic of the Marshall Islands is located west of the International Date Line. Kwajalein Atoll is made up of approximately 97 islands, eleven of which are leased by the United States Government. Meck Island is one of the eleven islands of Kwajalein Atoll leased by the U.S. Government and is a U.S. Army installation that contains the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site (RTS).
Near the RTS on Meck Island, HSGS will construct a 2.3 Megawatt (MW) ballasted, ground mounted solar PV system, consisting of more than 8,000 solar modules along with a 3MWh energy storage system. A micro grid system will control the power produced and storage for this energy system. HSGS will begin the installation of this solar PV system and energy storage system in the summer of 2018.
Johnson Controls Federal Systems currently serves the U.S. Army under an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC), which is designed to finance energy conservation measures with returns generated by energy savings over time. Johnson Controls Federal Systems was confident in their selection of HSGS to perform the engineering and construction work for this project because, of HSGS’s quality past performance installing multiple solar PV systems, totaling 1.2 megawatts (MW) at Ft. Allen located in Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico, under their ESPC for the U.S. Army National Guard.
HSGS is a veteran-owned business specializing in the design, installation and maintenance of solar PV systems, battery energy systems and microgrids. Serving the government, commercial/industrial, and utility marketplaces, HSGS’s breadth of experience includes projects that span the continental United States as well as overseas.
— Solar Builder magazine