Edwards Air Force Base Photovoltaic & Battery Storage Program

Salas O’Brien’s federal team provided alternative funding consulting and engineering design support for the Edwards Sanborn Solar-Battery Energy Storage project at Edwards Air Force Base in Kern County, California. This project highlights the power of public-private partnerships to build energy and infrastructure assets to support renewable energy development, decarbonization, energy resilience, and enhancement of our domestic energy production.

Our team facilitated utilizing a Department of Defense procurement vehicle through an Enhanced Use Lease agreement. The Air Force provided an outgrant of approximately 3,000 acres of underutilized non-excess of Air Force real property assets with the best practices from private development and financing to deliver the largest PV-BESS project at $2.42 billion – 1,300 megawatt total capacity Photovoltaic and Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) in the United States.


2024 Presidential Federal Sustainability Award


Energy & Resiliency

Completion Year



$2.1 billion


metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions reduced annually
nearby homes powered