How the Military is Capturing Sunlight at Nellis Air Force Base

By Yolanda R. Arrington
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

The Defense Department is using less energy! Nellis Air Force Base was one of the first military bases to adopt solar panels. The panels help to minimize the base’s carbon footprint by using an energy source that’s found in abundance in Nevada: sunlight. The area averages about 160 days of sun per year.

Video by Air Force Staff Sgt. Da’Nette Bruton

The solar power will enable Nellis to be energy independent during daylight hours. The completed plant is expecting to offset the annual production of nearly 27,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions. That’s the equivalent of removing more than 136,000 cars from Nevada over the next 25 years.

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