Construction to Begin on Alabama’s First Utility Scale Solar Project

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Just in time for Veteran’s Day, the Atlanta Public Service Commission approved solar arrays to be built on two military sites. The Anniston Army Depot and the Fort Rucker Army Base will each receive a 10.6 MW array.

Combined, the two systems will provide Alabama’s largest utility scale solar project to date.

Alabama Power awarded Strata Solar the engineering, procurement, and construction contracts for the sites. Installation is expected to begin early next year.

Markus Wilhelm, Strata Solar Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are thrilled to be providing these high-quality solar projects to Alabama Power that together will put both the Anniston Army Depot and Fort Rucker Army Base closer to their energy independence goals.”

The addition of these projects will add over 20 MW of solar energy to Alabama’s renewable portfolio.

North Carolina based Strata Solar has built several utility scale projects in the Southeast. This is the first project of this size Strata Solar has worked for Alabama Power.