(Solar Electrical Systems is proud to have helped the military reach its renewable energy goals. SES installed 2 solar carports at the Los Angeles Air Force Base that provide 360kW of power, and provide shade for over 200 cars. Check out our video of the project at http://www.solarelectricalsystems.com/solar-systems-videos.)
From the battlefield to stateside bases, the U.S. military has proven that solar is reliable.
The Army, Navy and Air Force are using more than 130 megawatts of solar for everything from powering remote special operations to air conditioning and lighting for U.S. base residences. And the forces intend to keep building toward 3 gigawatts of solar capacity by 2025 as part of a much bigger Department of Defense (DOD) commitment.
While detractors were declaring solar too intermittent to be reliable at home, U.S. Marines were successfully relying on it at battlefield sites in the Khyber Pass, according to Enlisting the Sun: Powering the U.S. […]