The U.S. Embassy in Managua was the first U.S. embassy to construct an array of solar panels using an energy savings performance contract (ESPC).  The array was dedicated on October 31, 2014.  Sized at 956 kilowatts, it is estimated to produce over 1,276 megawatt-hours of emissions-free energy annually accounting for 37% of the embassy’s load.   The array was constructed as part of a larger ESPC project that included additional energy saving measures estimated to reduce the embassy’s demand for grid power by 54%.  The installation is estimated to produce enough energy to power 111 average homes for an entire year.