• 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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  • In Other News

    In Other News0

    Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division have the necessary capacity and experience to support one of the Army’s new Security Force Assistance Brigades (SFABs), New York’s congressional delegation told the Army’s senior leaders on Monday. The letter comes as the Army is selecting locations for two more of the units — aimed at conducting

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  • Navy, Hawaiian Electric Co. Sign Lease for 28MW Solar Facility at JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam

    Navy, Hawaiian Electric Co. Sign Lease for 28MW Solar Facility at JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam0

    Officials from the Navy, Hawaiian Electric Co. and Hawaii held a lease-signing ceremony Thursday for a 28-megawatt direct current solar facility on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) in Honolulu. Hawaiian Electric will build, own and operate the solar facility at the joint base. In exchange for the land needed for the project, JBPHH will receive in-kind consideration in the form of electrical infrastructure upgrades to Navy-owned base infrastructure, reported Navy Public Affairs. The energy generated by the solar facility will feed into the island’s electric grid and will serve all customers on Oahu, including JBPHH …

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