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U.S Army Announces $7 Billon in Solar Projects

U.S Army Announces $7 Billon in Solar Projects

As the U.S. Army continues to modernize, it’s showing a lot of interest in something black, shiny, metallic and non-lethal—solar. In fact each of the United State’s armed forces branches, the Navy, Air Force and Army have committed to installing 1 gigawatt of renewable energy by 2025 and pledge to supply 25 percent of their


DOD Announces 3GW of Renewables by 2025 Initiative

The Obama administration announced initiatives today designed to improve U.S. energy security by reducing  reliance on fossil fuels. The Department of Defense (DOD) made one of the largest commitments to clean energy in history – it set a goal of deploying 3 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy by 2025, enough to power 750,000 homes. The Army, Navy and


Ampulse: Making Solar Cheaper

A new development in the manufacturing of solar panels could not only drive down costs, but also substantially reduce the energy intensive process itself. The current state of photovoltaic panels is such that silicon wafers make up nearly half of the market. While they’re high functioning, the energy that goes into creating silicon wafers is


Congress Blocks DOD from LEED Platinum/Gold Funding

As a result of the December 31 presidential signing of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA; H.R. 1540), the Department of Defense, or DOD, is prohibited from funding any LEED Platinum or Gold certification of new buildings for the current fiscal year, unless it submits notification of intent 30 days before the money is allocated.

Being Army-Strong for Solar: Largest DOD Plant in U.S.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently selected the team of ACCIONASolar Power and the Clark Energy Group to develop a massive solarenergy project. The first phase alone consists of five sites over 21square miles, which will produce a cumulative 500 megawatts (MW) ofpower at the Fort Irwin military complex, located in the Mojave Desertof