Air Force takes the lead in solar energy

Military continues to show aggressive support for renewable energy The U.S. military has been increasing its support for renewable energy for some time. The Department of Defense considers energy to be a matter of national security and has gone so far as to identify climate change as a dangerous issue for the whole country. In order to become more energy independent, the Department of Defense has tasked the various branches of the military with embracing renewable energy more aggressively. Solar power has become one of the most heavily supported forms…

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SolarCity brings solar energy to military homes in Hawaii

Solar Energy - military solar homes in Hawaii

Solar energy to power homes at Island Palm Communities SolarCity, a leading solar energy company, has announced its intent to bring 12.8 megawatts of solar energy to Island Palm Communities on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Island Palm Communities is military community offering housing to those enlisted in the U.S. Army. The military has become a strong supporter of renewable energy in recent years, funding a multitude of projects concerning the use of solar power and other forms of clean energy. SolarCity has been a part of the military’s endeavors…

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New education program brings solar energy knowledge to the Army

Solar Energy - Army Education Program

Army to learn more about solar energy The U.S. Army continues to grow more involved in the realm of renewable energy. The Army has put a great deal of focus on the use of solar energy in the hopes of breaking its reliance on fossil-fuels and making breakthroughs in clean technology. Recently, the Army began working closely with Solar Energy International, an education organization devoted to offering training for jobs related to the solar energy field. Through its partnership with the military, Solar Energy International has launched a new scholarship…

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World’s largest solar energy system activated by US Army

Solar Energy US Army project

Army flips the switch on the world’s largest solar energy system The U.S. military is quickly becoming the world’s largest and most aggressive supporter of alternative energy. The U.S. Army has just activated a new solar energy system in New Mexico, which is not only the largest the organization has ever used, but also the largest of its kind in the world. The solar energy system is called the White Sands Missile Range Solar Power System. The system is expected to save the Army more than $930,000 each year in…

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New solar energy system finds home at Edwards Air Force Base

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Solar energy continues to grow in popularity with US military The U.S. military has held a keen interest in alternative energy for some time. The Department of Defense recently highlighted energy as a matter of national security and has been working to make the country as energy independent as possible. The military has begun showing more interest in solar energy recently, especially concentrated solar power (CSP) systems, which are capable of producing much more electrical power than traditional solar energy systems. Semprius to demonstrate new solar energy system Semprius, a…

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