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Army Designs Tactical Microgrids for the Battlefield
6/13/2012

Christopher Wildmann, an electrical engineer with the US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, stands between a 60 kW Tactical Quiet Generator, left, and a 30 kW unit that were modified to enable a microgrid.   (Source: US Army)
Christopher Wildmann, an electrical engineer with the US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, stands between a 60 kW Tactical Quiet Generator, left, and a 30 kW unit that were modified to enable a microgrid.
(Source: US Army)

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Jack Rupert, PE
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Jack Rupert, PE   6/24/2012 2:35:07 PM
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Does anyone see anything slightly strange about the camo colors of these units?  Maybe I'm missing something, but I would think that regardless of their efficiency, their heat, electromagnetic, and sound properties would make them a larger target than if they just painted them orange.

Now, here's an appropriate use for hybrids and alternative sources.

Ann R. Thryft
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More energy innovation from the military
Ann R. Thryft   6/13/2012 1:04:32 PM
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Another interesting development in alternative and/or new energy sources and distribution methods from the military. It looks like they may be becoming a source of innovation in this area.

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