U.S. Navy Says Let There Be Solar Energy!!


The U.S. Navy discovers  harvesting potential that the rooftops at Pearl Harbor carry.  When you look at the base in Hawaii, parts of it is open space, but most of the space is made up of buildings compact in between each other.  With the help of Nike Corporation the U.S. Navy has installed solar panels on top of five rooftops.  This installation is just an idea that they are experimenting with.  Even though they are experimenting with the idea the new solar panels are still significant.  The energy the solar panels collect should provide enough energy to power 440 homes in Hawaii.  While providing energy the solar panels are also reducing Pearl Harbor carbon emission which fits into the Department of Defense sustainable energy policy. 

-Aaron Sundstrom

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    samgressett said,

    It is funny that the U.S Navy uses the words “experimenting” with solar power. This is a proven technology the experimenting has already been done! They should be installing solar panels at every base. It makes perfect sense to be able to provide power to a base without relying on third party sources. They could do all this while being eco-friendly. I guess this shows how ignorant parts of our government are when it comes to being environmentally friendly.
    Sam. G

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    gietz said,

    You know Sam… I think I disagree with the “ignorant parts of our government statement.” I believe that if our government was truly ignorant they wouldn’t be using solar panels in the first place. We don’t even know that they aren’t using solar panels in other places now… but with the fact that they can be tampered with and the fact that they are on military bases, you have to at least look at the risks that could be there if someone found out that the only thing powering a US military base in Afghanistan or Iraq were some solar roofing panels…

    -Eric Gietzen


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