Wall-based Trinity Solar announced today the completion of its 12.3 megawatt residential solar installation at United Communities LLC, the private manager of the military multifamily community at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.
According to the announcement, the privatized housing community is occupied by more than 2,100 military families. The system represents one of the largest solar-powered military communities in the country. Generating an estimated 13.7 million kilowatt hours of clean, affordable electricity every year, the system is projected to account for over 30 percent of the community's annual energy usage. The construction of the project employed over 120 engineering, electrical and maintenance workers, and helped add to New Jersey's solar electric capacity, which currently ranks second in the U.S.