Camp Roberts has opened a 1-megawatt solar farm.
The photovoltaic facility covers nearly 5 acres and is composed of groundmounted, thin-film solar panels. It is on the east side of Highway 101, across from the main post.
Construction on the plant began in January. It cost $3 million and was funded by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Environmental Security Technology Certification Program.
The installation will greatly reduce the base’s utility costs and lessen its impact on the environment and surrounding communities.
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Camp Roberts is near Paso Robles and is the California National Guard’s central training facility.