By Kari Williamson

SolarCity plans to partner with privatised military housing developers to install, own and operate rooftop solar installations and provide solar electricity at a lower cost than utility power.

SolarStrong is ultimately expected to create up to 300 MW of solar generation capacity.

“This project demonstrates the long term viability of large-scale, distributed solar generation,” says Jonathan Plowe, Head of New Energy and Infrastructure Solutions at BofA Merrill. “We are excited to see the project through with SolarCity and extend our expertise and financing capabilities to propel residential solar to the next level.”