27 Jul '11, 3pm

U.S. Armed Forces Creating Clean Energy Innovations

U.S. Armed Forces Creating Clean Energy Innovations

Solar power has, arguably, been the military’s brightest clean energy success story. Nellis Air Force Base, outside Las Vegas, is home to the largest solar array in the Western Hemisphere. The 72,000 solar panels at Nellis provide 25 percent of the base’s electricity and save the U.S. Air Force $1 million dollars a year in energy costs. In addition, the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs boasts a solar array generating enough renewable energy to power 1,200 homes a year. Both are part of an effort to generate at least 20 percent of all Air Force energy needs from renewables by 2020.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/07/27/u-s-armed-forces-crea...

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