Much like solar power can help people that live in developing countries that are miles away from the grid, solar panels are also vital to the success in the field of U.S. troops in Afghanistan. In fact, a recent report discusses how solar is literally saving lives in military operations.
Using solar power helps troops minimize use of diesel and the need to send out deployments for more fuel. The more times the troops need to refuel, the more exposure they get in the battlefield, which leads to injuries and casualties. Shockingly, 1 out of every 24 fuel conveys is attacked!
So why not rely on abundant and free solar power that can be drawn on right from the troops’ positions?
Not only is solar power safer, but its much more affordable for taxpayers. When a Marine company started using solar panels to run generators instead of fossil fuels, they saved massive amounts of money as their fuel usage plummeted 90%
Did you know that air conditioning expenses for U.S. troops in Afghanistan costs $66 million per day? With solar panels to help run the generators, fuel requirements would drop to 2.5 gallons from 20 gallons a day. Plus, solar operates silently, which provides a tactical advantage to those positioned in camp.
Yes, solar power can help troops in Afghanistan in more ways than one! Read more here.