Private money is financing privately developed renewable energy projects, beginning with geothermal, that will power U.S. military installations.
Three 275-kilowatt wind turbines are part of a U.S. army base energy upgrade project that’s paid for through an Energy Savings Performance Contract.
The incorporation of special nano-fibers could turn soldier uniforms into whole-body communicators.
Using contracts that require no upfront capital, the U.S. Army says it is well on its way to meeting energy savings goals set out by President Obama in late 2011.
The largest low concentration photovoltaics project in the world begins operation at the Army’s White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.
In two separate projects, former Dutch military strongholds have been transformed via adaptive reuse into green spaces where people can relax and enjoy picnics.
As part of its emphasis on using high-efficiency thin-film cells for mobile power, Alta Devices shows of a flexible military charging mat.
OilPrice.com reports on how the military is working with the private sector to developer a cleaner burning engine.
The Military hopes sophisticated power strips will help it trim energy use by 8 million kilowatt-hours annually.
“Lives depend on reliable communications nodes at these locations,” so the U.S. Marines are turning to solar power in Afghanistan.