Gallery: U.S. Army Installs the Largest Low-Concentration Solar Photovo...

 

This week, the US Army dedicated the world’s largest low-concentration solar photovoltaic installation on its White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The installation will generate 10 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity and reduce carbon emissions by 7400 tons each year while saving the institution around $930,000 a year. “This project illustrates the U.S. Army’s commitment to going green, our focus on operating on net zero energy, and doing what we can to help protect the environment,” boasts Garrison Commander Col. Leo Puller.

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  1. elarue January 21, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    I’m gratified that solar energy is gaining a foothold, but I just wish that the largest use were for a peacetime initiative. I would hate for the argument for solar to be seen as valid to save energy on war initiatives, but to be dismissed for peaceful initiatives as not generating some return on investment or some other stupid argument.

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