first_imgThe Navy is planning to lease almost 200 acres to the Guam Power Authority to install photovoltaic solar panels in eight locations capable of generating up to 43.8 megawatts of power.Officials are seeking public comment on the project after issuing a draft environmental assessment (EA) Friday.Four of the arrays would be located at Navy Base Guam in the southern half of the island, and four arrays would be located at sites in northern Guam, reported Stars and Stripes.“We approached the Navy several years ago with a request to possibly utilize their properties, and today we believe we’ve reached a major milestone in our process with the publishing of this draft EA for public comments,” said John Benavente, general manager of the Guam Power Authority.Commander, Joint Region Marianas is proposing to provide a 37-year lease of the land to the power authority. The energy generated by the solar arrays would feed into the utility’s electric grid for public and military use.“These projects will bolster energy security and lessen Guam’s dependency on imported fuel,” Capt. Glenn Shephard, commanding officer of Naval Facilities Engineering Command Marianas, said in a written statement. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img

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