Navy Breaks Ground on Second-largest Federal Solar Project

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The Navy broke ground this week on what will become the service's single largest solar energy project and one of the largest in the federal government.

The new solar array at China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station in California's Mojave Desert will cover 118 acres of land, something China Lake has in abundance, as the Navy's largest installation by land area. It will produce 13.8 megawatts of power, bringing China Lake in slightly behind the military's largest solar installation at Nevada's Nellis Air Force Base, which generates 14.2 megawatts.

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