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Fort Campbell Completes Second Phase of Solar Array Project

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More than 10% of Fort Campbell’s power requirement is now produced through renewable energy. 

The Fort Campbell Directorate of Public Works is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, June 9 at 10 a.m. to signify the completion of the second - and final - phase of the solar array project. Media Relations Officer Denise Shelton says the site is now up and running.

The array produces five megawatts - enough to power an equivalent of 463 homes. 

Installation began in 2012 as part of the American Renewable Energy Act requiring 25% of federal installation energy to be on renewables by 2025.

The state awarded in 2012 a $3.1 million grant to Fort Campbell and Pennyrile Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation to move the project forward. The U.S. Department of Energy Environmental Management Program provided an additional $800,000 grant to fund a portion of the second phase.

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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