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"US Army bases install more solar panels, despite Trump scepticism"

 

 New York AUGUST 24, 2018

Military seeks partnerships with private sector for ‘self-resupplying power source’. The US Army has increased its investments in solar power and is eyeing further opportunities to work with the private sector to develop projects, despite the Trump administration’s scepticism about renewable energy. 

“We are required to be ready no matter what the circumstances,” he said. “What we are looking at when we see renewables is a self-resupplying power source.”

Mr McGhee said the army had been made “acutely aware of the vulnerability of the power system” by the problems at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama, when the local power grid was hit by tornadoes in 2011. The base, a centre for the army’s Space and Missile Defense Command, lost most of its electricity and faced severe disruption to its communications systems.

A 10MW solar power system with a 1MW battery back-up was installed at Redstone Arsenal earlier this year by SunPower, the US company part-owned by Total, the French oil group. The army expects the system to save money, by cutting the power the base buys from the grid at peak times, as well as improving resilience.

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3 minutes ago, benson13 said:

Yea right rednecks....what a waste of $$

 

 

""The army expects the system to save money, by cutting the power the base buys from the grid at peak times, as well as improving resilience""

ah stfu you pussyboy coward retard

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23 minutes ago, Five By Five said:

if you read the OP you would see that the military thinks that solar power is more secure than grid power

I can see how that can be a sound argument

the military would very much like to reduce its dependence on jp-8 if possible tactically it's hard to get it everywhere you need it

the fuel that does get there is much needed for aircraft to complete their mission

Yea, right up until there is a big wind that blows away all the solar panels. 

 

Image result for puerto rico solar farm destroyed

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4 hours ago, benson13 said:

"US Army bases install more solar panels, despite Tramp"

 

"US Army bases install more solar panels, despite Trump scepticism"

 

Why do these two sentences from benson666s OP look different ???

 

Why does benson666 never source his cut & paste posts ???

 

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