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Audit of Green Management Program Solar Panel Projects

August 3, 2016
By Inspector General, Office of Veteran's Affairs

Inspector General report reveals report reveals the VA spent more than $408 million to install solar panels on its medical facilities, yet the projects have experienced significant delays and cost overruns with some solar projects failing to funct

While the VA has been under fire for wasting federal dollars as veterans’ wait times and other failings have persisted at VA medical facilities nationwide, the IG report reveals the VA spent more than $408 million to install solar panels on its medical facilities, yet many of the projects have experienced significant delays and cost overruns with some solar projects failing to function at all.

The VA inspector general (IG) reported the VA had consistently failed to effectively plan and manage its solar panel projects, resulting in significant delays and additional costs with an audit of 11 of the 15 solar projects awarded between fiscal years 2010 and 2013, finding that only two of the 11 solar panel projects were fully completed.

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Energy Government Spending
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Energy: Solar