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US Air Force Research Laboratory developing space solar power beaming

The Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, is developing space-based solar power transmission capability using high-efficiency solar cells to collect the sun's energy, convert...

US Army, Navy evaluating Danish solar-power system to save money, lives

U.S. military fuel convoys in combat areas present risk to Service members' lives as well as significant transportation costs. The Army and Navy are investigating...

Largest solar array on US military installation to be developed

The U.S. Army announced Monday, plans to start development of a solar array that will provide about 25 percent of the annual installation electricity...

Corps of Engineers completes Army’s largest solar array installation

The largest solar power system in the U.S. Army is coming online at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., and officials gathered Jan. 16, to...

Soldiers using sunlight to improve combat capability

Soldiers are enlisting the sun's power in Afghanistan. Ten solar generators are now providing Special Forces Soldiers in distant outposts the energy they need to...

US grabs lead over China in clean energy race

The United States has regained the lead in the clean energy race, investing $48 billion last year to surpass China, which held the world's...

Army to partner with industry for up to $7 billion in renewable-energy projects

The Army will partner with industry for up to $7 billion in renewable-energy sources -- wind, solar, biomass and geothermal -- and has released...

Pentagon Spends $18 Million to Improve Battlefield Energy

The Pentagon will use $18 million to fund six military programs designed to reduce the energy demand of future expeditionary outposts, Defense Department officials...

Money-saving energy initiatives get spotlight in Afghanistan

Cutting-edge technology and energy initiatives for Operation Enduring Freedom, or OEF, that bring energy efficient power generation to forward-deployed units were showcased to senior...

Pentagon fair spotlights energy-efficient technology exhibits

Propane and methanol fuel cells, solar-panel collectors and wind turbines are just a few examples of alternative-energy sources on display this week in the...