Soitec to supply US DoD with 1MW CPV demonstration project

Soitec (Euronext), a world leader in generating and manufacturing revolutionary semiconductor materials for the electronics and energy industries, announced today that a contract has been signed with the U.S. Department of Defense’s Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) for a 1 MWAC solar project at Fort Irwin, California.

According to the Department of Defense, 22 projects were competitively selected from the 468 proposals submitted to demonstrate emerging energy and water technologies on military installations through its Installation Energy Test Bed initiative.

This initiative tests and evaluates innovative energy technologies that improve the Department’s energy security and reduce its facility costs while meeting its renewable energy goals.

This demonstration power plant will provide onsite distributed generation for the Ft. Irwin military facility which is home to the National Training Center and has a daily population of nearly 25,000.