solar panel array http://wkyufm.org en Ft. Knox Unveiling Largest Solar Panel Array in Kentucky http://wkyufm.org/post/ft-knox-unveiling-largest-solar-panel-array-kentucky <p></p><p>Fort Knox is unveiling the largest solar panel array on a military installation east of the Mississippi River. The new additions will complement the large solar network already operating at the post.</p><p>A ceremony Wednesday morning at the Hardin County army post will debut the array, which will be larger than any other solar panel farm in the state of Kentucky.</p><p>The new system includes 10,000 photovoltaic panels, which convert sunlight into electricity. A Fort Knox spokesman says the post will be able to supplant a portion of its energy consumption with the solar panels at a cheaper rate than electricity provided by local power plants.</p><p>The new array was constructed at no cost to the government through a partnership with Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation.</p><p>At the conclusion of a 25-year contract, ownership of the array will be transferred to Ft. Knox, with all energy production available to the military post at no cost. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 13:43:22 +0000 WKU Public Radio News 33422 at http://wkyufm.org Ft. Knox Unveiling Largest Solar Panel Array in Kentucky