Lockheed Martin has won a contract from the State Department to install a solar energy generation system at the U.S. embassy in Nicaragua as the embassy aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
The embassy plans to invest $15 million in these new systems with the goal of saving more than $36 million in utility costs and reducing foreign energy dependence of the Managua, Nicaragua-based facility, Lockheed said Monday.
Lockheed will install a 1-megawatt solar photovoltaic generation system and update lighting, controls, chiller plant, automation system and transformer systems.
The task order is part of the Energy Department's Energy Savings Performance Contracts program, which works to finance energy savings projects through third-party loans.
Including Lockheed, 16 companies have been prequalified under the ESPC program to compete for task orders encompassing multiple projects or facilities.