Thursday, January 19, 2012
Solar Panel Energy for VSO Sites in Afghanistan?
A recent news article on Army.mil provides information on a solar energy experiment to provide energy efficient power to deployed units located in austere locations. There was a recent demonstration of different technologies available held at Bagram AFB to include microgrids and hybrid solar power systems. The Energy Initiative Proving Ground (EIPG) will soon be placing a hybrid solar power system into a Village Stability Platform. The introduction of solar energy systems into remote locations where Village Stability Operations (VSO) are conducted will save energy, reduce costs, and lessen the work load of the logistics personnel supporting VSO. Read the article entitled "Money-saving energy initiatives get spotlight in Afghanistan", Army.mil, January 17, 2012.