The military likes the security and savings that solar energy provides. The installer likes the efficiencies provided from having all its customers clustered together in one place.
From Reuters: "The project, named 'SolarStrong,' aims to put about 300 megawatts of solar generation on 120,000 military housing units over five years.
"That figure was scaled back from the 160,000 installations originally targeted under the project that had received initial approvals for a $275 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy."
(Reuters) - Solar power developer SolarCity and Bank of America Merrill Lynch will go ahead with a plan to build more than $1 billion in new solar projects on military housing, despite their failure to win a U.S. loan guarantee.