Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Davis Monthan Air Force Base Goes Solar

Lt. General Arlen "Dirk" Jameson - USAF, Ret.

Last week, at Davis Monthan Air Force Base, I toured the miltiary's largest solar installation. The 16.4 mega-watt system generates enough power to meet 35% of the base's total energy demand, providing greater flexibility and base energy security to support the overall mission.

As a former Lt. General of the Air Force, I am incredibly proud of what's happening at Davis Monthan. It's a remarkable achievement, and a clear example of the Pentagon's commitment to securing America with clean energy.

And it doesn't stop there: across every service branch, the military is pursuing a strong renewable energy goal of deploying 3 gigawatts of clean power - enough to power 750,000 homes - by 2025. And with more projects like at Davis Monthan, the military is on track to meet that goal. This is a huge win for America's energy security.

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