US Military Takes Energy Efficiency Very Seriously

US Military Takes Energy Efficiency Very Seriously

Supplying forward bases with energy -- electricity, batteries and fuel -- is paid for in lives of those transporting supplies, and those carrying communication equipment on their backs. At home, the military is concerned about making sure that bases are able to keep functioning in the face of possible attacks or climate events that threaten energy supplies and equipment. Bases that can function when the grid is not, use micro-grids: an independent grid that combines energy generation from solar and other renewables, storage, generators and smart systems. According to the Secretary of Defense, 40+ DoD military bases either have operating microgrids, planned microgrids, or have conducted studies of microgrid technologies. 

Power Magazine Report: Military MicrogridsProviding for this market is a huge opportunity for many US companies in a very wide range of industries. Power Magazine recently released a report that analyzes the uses and development of the military microgrids, with an overview microgrids and smart grids. The report provides case studies of military installations already using micro smart grids successfully.

The report can be downloaded from their site.

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