• Lawmakers Reinforce Need to Improve Installations’ Energy Resilience

    Lawmakers Reinforce Need to Improve Installations’ Energy Resilience0

    Congress continued its focus on enhancing installations’ energy resilience by emphasizing several new priorities and goals for the military departments in the fiscal 2019 defense authorization bill. The conference report directs DOD to include its energy security and resilience goals, along with a description of its progress meeting those goals, in an existing annual installation

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  • Test Facility at Kirtland AFB Paves Way for Advances in Solar Technology

    Test Facility at Kirtland AFB Paves Way for Advances in Solar Technology0

    Over the past 40 years, scientists at Sandia National Laboratories’ National Solar Thermal Test Facility at Kirtland AFB have been developing concentrating solar power technology, which uses sunlight to generate heat rather than directly converting it into electricity. The latest iteration of the technology uses sunlight to heat salt; the melted salt then is used

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  • Fuel Cell to Power Connecticut Sub Base

    Fuel Cell to Power Connecticut Sub Base0

    Officials last week held a groundbreaking at Naval Submarine Base New London, Conn., for a 7.4-megawatt fuel cell park adjacent to the base’s power substation, part of an effort to improve the installation’s energy resiliency and cut its energy costs. Connecticut-based FuelCell Energy will sell the power generated by the fuel cells to the Connecticut

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