The Army plans to install microgrids in Afghanistan as part of its mission to reduce its energy-related vulnerability in the field.
A three-month experiment will deploy a system designed to use fuel more efficiency and pave the way solar and wind power in the field, the Army said earlier this week.
Right now, the Army uses diesel generators to power its bases. Transporting that fuel for generators and its vehicles comes at a significant financial and military cost as fuel convoys are often targets for attack.
The microgrids the Army plans to install will include diesel generators that are able … Read more