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US Army Goes Green With Solar Energy
2/24/2014

The Army's solar array at Fort Carson, Colo., is part of the Army's largest microgrid installation. The array is a 2 MW system that covers 12 acres and produces 3,200 MWh of energy annually, and is part of an overall strategy by the Army to use solar power to cut costs and for other tactical purposes.  (Source: US Army/Department of Defense)
The Army's solar array at Fort Carson, Colo., is part of the Army's largest microgrid installation. The array is a 2 MW system that covers 12 acres and produces 3,200 MWh of energy annually, and is part of an overall strategy by the Army to use solar power to cut costs and for other tactical purposes.
(Source: US Army/Department of Defense)

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shehan   2/28/2014 11:04:32 PM
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@Elizabeth – yes the army is focusing more on the mission goals, however as long as they indirectly support a greener environment its good. 

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shehan   2/28/2014 11:02:03 PM
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@Pubudu – Some say these charges only generate less power than a normal phone charger. I am not sure about it as I haven't had a chance to use one. 

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shehan   2/28/2014 11:00:21 PM
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@78RPM – Do they actually generate power for the traffic lights or is it just a sensor to trigger the signals? I have heard of it but didn't find anyone whom I could clarify. 

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Pubudu   2/28/2014 10:59:42 PM
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Yes Shehan portable solar charges will definitely a nice gadgets to have not only for the military but also for the public since because the energy source is everywhere. 

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shehan   2/28/2014 10:58:33 PM
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@William – yes generating power from noise is a cost efficient way. Why not have a microphone on your gun so that every time you hear gun fire your battery packs charge.  lol

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shehan   2/28/2014 10:54:39 PM
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@78rpm – yes the WITT engine is really impressive, specially where it harvests waves from any direction. I wonder why they took so long to come up with this. 

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shehan   2/28/2014 10:52:26 PM
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@NadineJ – I don't think their ultimate objective is to go green, it's just a byproduct. Their ultimate objective is to have a power source to help military operations

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shehan   2/28/2014 10:50:16 PM
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@William – yes detonation only needs a small pulse so even an almost drained battery could detonate a bomb. 

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shehan   2/28/2014 10:48:49 PM
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@fm – yes most military operations on deserts currently rely on one electricity connection which travels across the desserts. If this connection is broken somewhere the entire military operation would be down. 

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shehan   2/28/2014 10:45:04 PM
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@Elizabeth – are these equipment heavy ? Military officers always carry heavy backpacks which contains artilleries 

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