US Army goes all guns blazing on solar and storage

The US Army has invested in a 1MW storage system to complement a 10MW solar plant at one of its military bases. The installation at the Redstone Arsenal Army Post in Alabama marks the organisation’s first privately funded, commercially available storage solution and is expected to help manage peak power demand, reduce costs and improve […]

US Army denies North Dakota Pipeline permit

The US Army has announced it will not grant a permit for the North Dakota Access Pipeline crossing. In a statement, it said it will not allow an oil pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe on land it controls in North Dakota, which has been welcomed by protesters. Assistant Secretary for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy […]

US army reaches $1bn in energy savings

Energy efficiency has helped the US Army save $1 billion (£0.77bn) in the last five years. The milestone has been achieved in response to President Barack Obama’s challenge to all federal agencies to achieve $4 billion (£3.08bn) in energy savings performance contracts by the end of 2016. Under these contracts, a utility assesses a facility’s […]

US Army awards 20 renewable energy contracts

The US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Centre has awarded a further 20 contracts to companies for renewable energy projects. They include 12 solar, three wind and two biomass technologies and are part of a $7 billion (£4.2bn) Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) for large-scale renewable and alternative energy production. The projects […]