Gallery: U.S. Military Developing Solar-Powered Tents


Harnessing energy from the sun makes a lot of sense in hot desert environments, and the U.S. military has taken advantage of solar technology in the past by developing energy generating solar backpacks and watches for its troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. Recently the military announced its latest solar venture – a series of solar-powered tents that will be capable of powering communications devices as well as laptops and other electronic equipment, rendering ground units practically self-sufficient.

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  1. User1 May 3, 2013 at 3:36 am

    I’d live permanently in one of these how much.

  2. fotini January 6, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Could you please tell me how I can purchase/ find out more something like this solar tenys??

  3. Blaire September 6, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Solar powered tents… cool! The military should buy Pacific Domes International solar domes. Domes add an extra benefit of being energy efficient.

    Check out this: Dome

  4. poaderman August 29, 2012 at 10:44 am

    I really thought that in the field we were supposed to NOT have any electronic signature at all because of tracking problems

  5. ICPurvis January 27, 2011 at 7:41 am

    Wouldn’t work so well here in the UK, but hey! rain powered tents? Now there’s an idea

  6. dave_hd January 25, 2011 at 9:11 am

    They look like Uni-solar panels.

  7. Ajay Rakhra January 24, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Excellent idea.
    Who are the manufaturers?

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