Monday, June 21, 2010
U.S. Military is Developing Smart Microgrids with Solar Power
How can solar and other alternative energy systems save lives? Easy... the less you rely on fossil fuels that have to be transported through dangerous areas held by terrorists and insurgents, fewer manned convoys have to brave bullets, rocket-propelled grenades, and IEDs. That's why the Pentagon is embracing alternative energy (including microgrids) in a big way.
Tina Casey wrote in her June 18th post in CleanTechnica.com, "These microgrids can draw energy interchangeably from solar arrays and other sources to cut costs, improve logistics, and reduce the troop safety risks involved in fossil fuel convoys. As part of the military’s drive to lead the civilian sector to more secure and sustainable energy sources, the projects are designed to demonstrate the effectiveness of microgrids at large civilian facilities as well as military installations."
You can read Tina's entire post at http://cleantechnica.com/2010/06/18/u-s-military-is-developing-smart-microgrids-with-solar-power/.