CleanSpark, a microgrid company that is combining a patented “stratified” downdraft gasifier along with advanced engineering, software and controls for innovative distributed energy resource management systems, announced it has been awarded a $900,000 contract by Bethel-Webcor JV to install a turn-key advanced microgrid system at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. The contract is in direct support of the United States Department of Navy’s communication information system (CIS) operations complex that was recently awarded to the Joint-Venture.
Matthew Schultz, CEO of CleanSpark, commented, “Today’s announcement reflects a new level of expansion to our presence within the United States Department of Defense underscoring our commitment to providing innovative and technologically-advanced solutions that address the growing need for clean, reliable energy. Our work at Camp Pendleton has been a cornerstone in the development of our business model, and we are gratified with increased scope and responsibility, for the benefits it provides.”
CleanSpark will perform as a sub-contractor to Bethel-Webcor JV, the prime contractor selected for the design and construction of a communication information system (CIS) operations complex spanning multiple facilities with inter-connectivity at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
CleanSpark first began its work at Camp Pendleton in 2014 when the company was subcontracted to provide design, development, integration and installation services for the FractalGrid at the School of Infantry in the 52 Area of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. The initial project included integration of the company’s proprietary mPulse software and controls platform with a variety of energy storage technologies to store solar energy generated by existing fixed-tilt solar photovoltaic panels and fifteen dual axis tracking concentrated photovoltaic units. The system provides a 100% renewable and sustainable solution to energy security.
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