U.S.A proposed to establish military photovoltaic power plant
According to recently media reports, the U.S. Department of Defense intends to four military bases in the California desert, the establishment of nearly 7,000 megawatts of photovoltaic power plant, this PV project is equivalent to the output energy of the seven nuclear power plants.
The solar photovoltaic program by ICF International, which will last one year to complete. They investigated seven military bases in California and Nevada, two military bases.
Study found that these bases are suitable for the area of the development of photovoltaic power plants, produce electricity equivalent to 30 times more than the base consumption of electricity in California, but also the equivalent of about 25% of the 2015 California Public Utilities renewable energy projects using the total.
To this end, the U.S. Defense Department is seeking the development of military bases of photovoltaic, wind, geothermal and other distributed energy, which not only can reduce the energy costs of $ 4 billion a year, you can also get rid of the dependence of the commercial power grid. This site power generation, energy storage and smart microgrid technology will enable a military base in the commercial power grid was damaged, to maintain critical business for a few weeks or months off-grid run.