The Epoch Times
The U.S. Army is currently in the experimental phase of an alternative energy program that could make the military a little less reliant on fossil fuels. Out of the laboratory and into the field, the Army’s SAGE program includes innovative technologies and measures that are gradually being introduced to various base camps to test their efficiency limits and personnel capacities.
Pioneered in summer 2011 out of Base Camp Integration laboratories at Fort Devens, Mass., the “Smart and Green Energy for Base Camps” program, or SAGE, includes a multifaceted approach to energy savings at base camps overseas including solar power and utility systems, which have gradually moved into the field-testing phase over the past year.
This is not the first military push toward green or alternative energy. Last March, the U.S. Army’s “Net Zero” program tested solar power in war zones in response to decreased troops in the Middle East.