Solar Keeps Powering the Military Even After They Return Home

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Suniva announces that its products were selected for a PV system to power the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The 297 kW solar parking canopy at the Wounded Warrior Lodge will help offset the power used at the medical center as well as providing shade for people who park at the center.

 

We’ve heard a lot about solar power being crucial for the military. Now, solar is being used to help power a medical facility that treats veterans — and it’s being done with American-made panels.

Suniva, Inc., an Atlanta-based manufacturer of high-efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells and modules, today announced that its products were selected for a PV system to power the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), which provides treatment and support for our wounded, ill, and injured service members and their families.

 

The WRNMMC, located in Bethesda, Maryland, has installed a 297 kW solar parking canopy at the Wounded Warrior Lodge, an extended-stay treatment and rehabilitation facility for wounded service members. The solar canopy, Powered by Suniva, covers a six-story parking deck. It was installed by subcontractor SolBright Renewable Energy and managed by contractor dck worldwide and partner Ttec.


The energy generated by the array will help offset the power used at the medical center and will also provide shade for people who park at the center.

 

“Suniva is honored that its modules are used in the canopy that powers The Wounded Warrior Lodge,” said Matt Card, vice president of global sales and marketing of Suniva. “When SolBright Renewable Energy informed us of the Wounded Warrior project we were thrilled to participate as their trusted partner. Knowing that Suniva powers such an important building makes this project feel a little extra special.”

 

“The canopy solar system was designed to leverage existing real estate at the WRNMMC,” said Patrick Hassell, managing director of SolBright Renewable Energy. “Using Suniva’s high-powered panels enabled us to get the maximum power in the space provided.”