07 May '12, 12pm

Researchers Helping US Marine Corps Lower Energy Needs

Researchers Helping US Marine Corps Lower Energy Needs

Put a US Marine out in the field for any length of time and at some point he’s going to need to recharge the batteries on any number of devices essential to his role. Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Electronics Science and Technology Division are working to help the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) develop a new photovoltaic technology to meet just such a challenge. “One of the most significant challenges currently facing the Marine Corps is the need to supply sufficient electricity to individual Marines in forward operating bases,” said Robert Walters, head of NRL Solid State Devices Branch. “Mobile photovoltaics are a technology that can address these needs by leveraging emerging, flexible, high efficiency photovoltaic technology.” The MSP photovoltaic prototype, fitted to a standard USMC issue backpack, includes a 10.5-inch x 15.5-inch solar panel able to gene...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/05/07/researchers-helping-u...

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