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U.S. Military Seek Renewable Energy Solutions

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In May 2013, the Solar Energy Industries Association released the “Enlisting the Sun: Powering the U.S. Military with Solar Energy 2013” report, which included the U.S. Military’s plan to introduce  renewable energy sources into every day practices. In the past year alone, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) spent more than $20 billion on energy and consumed over five billion gallons of oil. In attempt to comply with the DOD’s objective requiring 25 percent of total facility energy consumption to come from renewable energy sources by 2025, U.S. Military teams have enacted aggressive tactics. To date, the Navy has installed more than either the Army or Air Force, but all U.S. Military branches continue to make solar a vital piece of the efforts to meet their renewables targets. 

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