Gallery: SolarCity’s SolarStrong Project Will Double the Number of Resi...


From solar backpacks to solar tents, the U.S. military has been implementing solar power (and other renewable energy sources) in innovative ways for quite some time. So it’s really no surprise that the military would want to expand its green efforts on the home front. Yesterday, the Obama administration approved a partial $344 million loan guarantee for SolarCity‘s SolarStrong Project, which will install solar panels on 160,000 homes across 124 military bases in 33 states. The new panels will essentially double the number of residential solar panels currently in use in the United States.

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  1. K Jones October 3, 2011 at 5:31 am

    I appreciate the article, thank you. Here in NZ we’re beginning the recovery of Christchurch after earthquakes destroyed our CBD. Looking to ‘encourage’ green buildings, but I want to see legislation so that we all MUST use renewable resources such as solar panels in our homes and commercial buildings.
    So encouraging to see this shift…let’s see it happen the whole world over!

  2. glittalogik September 14, 2011 at 2:14 am

    That’s Abdullah II’s responsibility, not the US Military’s.

    That said, apparently you guys will have your first nuclear power plant up and running by 2015, hopefully that’ll help =)

  3. Mr.Tamer September 8, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Great work, but would you try to implement such projects in some 3rd world countries? it’s really going so bad out there, i live in jordan – middle east, air pollution is a huge problem here, thanks

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