Military Facility to Receive Solar Energy Upgrade

The Texas Military at Camp Mabry will receive a microgrid energy upgrade to their facility. This improvement follows an ice storm that has them saying, “never again, Mother Nature.” The outage spanned several days cutting power to the Command Center, where the military monitored critical operating systems.

The Austin, Texas base camp will receive a solar field to supplement power on a typical day and provide emergency power during outages. The project is an alliance between EXCEL, The Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, and Bath Engineering. The collaboration will result in a reliable power grid for the camp.

“This is a cutting-edge system, and we are paving the way for future systems like this one,” shares EXCEL Manager Ronald Crowe.

The project is due for completion in January 2023.


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