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Enlisting the Sun: Powering the U.S. Military with Solar Energy

Military Installs 130 Megawatts of Solar, Makes Energy Supply More Secure

Report
Released May 17, 2013

Solar plays a critical role in making the military’s energy supply more secure, distributed, affordable and independent. The Department of Defense has committed to meet 25% of its energy needs with renewable energy by 2025 and the Navy, Army and Air Force have each implemented aggressive plans that are increasing the U.S. investment in solar and encouraging innovation in the industry. 

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Press Release

In celebration of Armed Services Day, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today released a first-of-its-kind report detailing how innovative solar technologies are helping the U.S. military meet many of its critical functions – from security and battlefield readiness to cost savings and efficiency...read more

Fact Sheet

Solar plays a critical role in making the military’s energy supply more secure, distributed, affordable and independent. The DoD has committed to meet 25% of its energy needs with renewable energy by 2025....read more

Photo Gallery

Expore photos of the U.S. military's use of solar. From solar-powered water pumps in Afghanistan to huge arrays in the desert, the military is deploying solar and driving innovation in solar technologies...see them all

Interactive Map

As of early 2013, there are more than 130 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy systems powering Navy, Army and Air Force bases in at least 31 states and the District of Columbia. Combined, these installations provide enough clean energy to power 22,000 American homes...see the map

Spread the Word

Solar stands with our troops, do you? Show your military--and solar--pride by sharing our report with your friends. Check out our Facebook-friendly images, sample tweets and connect with solar supporters on social media...read more