Pentagon Issues $7 Billion Solar Energy Contract

28th Aug 2013

On Tuesday the US Department of Defense announced a number of new defense contracts worth a total $7.59 billion.

The largest by far of these contracts was a giant $7 billion solar power purchase agreement. The contract, a multiple-vendor, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price, non-option, non-multiyear contract, involves 22 individual companies, who, from a list of 114 bidder, won the right to compete for ‘task orders’ supplied by the US Army Corps of Engineers.

The task orders will call for companies to supply solar energy “from renewable and alternative energy production facilities that are designed, financed, constructed, operated and maintained by private sector entities,” to the US Army.

The task orders will be paid for out of the $7 billion fund that has been allocated under this agreement.

The 22 firms selected in the contract are:

Acciona Energy North America Corp
Apex Wind Energy Holdings
Borrego Solar
Cobra Industrial Services
Dominion Energy
Element Power US
Emerald Infrastructure
Enel Green Power North America
Energy Matters
Gehrlicher Solar America Corporation
Johnson Controls Government Systems
Lend Lease
LTC Federal
New Generation Power
NRG Energy
Photon Finance
Siemens Government Technologies
Silverado Power
Solar Power Ventures
Standard Solar
Sunpower Corporation
Washington Gas Energy Systems

By. Jamie Wilson