The US Army’s recently released $7B Request for Proposals (RFP) for renewable alternative energy is a major step forward for our military’s push to reduce fuel demand. And it represents an immense opportunity for America’s small businesses. Learn more about the process and how you can participate.
About 18,000 solar panels, with the capacity to generate more than 6.4 million kilowatt hours per year of renewable energy, will be installed on more than 850 residences at Air Force bases in California and Colorado. The panels are expected to offset between 30 percent to 60 percent of the electricity typically used in each community.
The US military services want to derive 3 gigawatts of electric capacity from renewables by 2025, but they don’t have the budget to pay to build it.
So they’re ready to deal.
The US Navy is evaluating wave energy conversion devices for possible installation at military bases.
The military wants clean energy technology because it improves operational effectiveness, reduces risk, and saves lives. Watch this Short Video.