The US Navy has awarded a $66.43m contract to technology provider Atlantic Contingency Constructors in Virginia for the installation of photovoltaic systems in naval facilities.

The photovoltaic systems work by converting solar energy into electricity to provide renewable energy at Navy shore facilities.

The work is expected to be complete by 30 September 2010 with a major portion carried out in Florida and the rest in Texas and Mississippi.

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic in Norfolk, Virginia, has awarded the contract under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract.