The US Department of Defense is the largest energy consumer in the US, and has been for a long time. Deciding it was time for a change, US Congress mandated that a quarter of the Department’s energy come from renewable sources by 2025. And the Armed Forces have been making great strides to cut down on their energy consumption.
Below we’ve compiled some of the measures the Armed Forces, namely the US Army and Navy, have taken recently, including the installation of solar, wind and geothermal energy systems in facilities and portable solar chargers for soldiers in the field. Not only will these actions cut costs for the Department of Defense (diesel fuel can cost $20 per gallon), but accessible power could help save lives in battle. Simply click the pictures to learn more.