Gallery: Marine Corps Uses Solar Panels to Cut Generator Fuel Consumpti...

Image © Sgt. Heather Golden
A Marine lays out the solar panels that power a Solar Portable Alternative Communications Energy System.

In recent months, the United States Department of Defense has come out in full support of renewable energy. They’ve implemented wave power to power a Marine Corps base in Hawaii and outfitted troops with solar-powered backpacks, along with placing solar panels at several Marine bases in Afghanistan last September. A recently released Marine report says that by using the solar panels and placing an emphasis on energy consumption, Marines and sailors of the 3rd Battalion, 5th Regiment have cut diesel consumption in their generators by nearly 90 percent.

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1 Comment

  1. PeterPG September 27, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Like this.
    Am writing a column for a small newspaper (and my blog), mentioning these solar arrays, and would like to use one of your images — no money in it but would ask paper to credit Gunnery Sgt. William Price if they aun it.

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