Clean Technica – US Army Tests Floating Solar Waters, US Navy Floats Nature-Based Climate Action
CleanTechnica first caught wind of the Army’s floating solar project back in 2020. The Department of Defense had been playing its renewable energy initiatives rather close to the vest during the Trump administration, but as the 2020 election cycle drew to a close it dropped word of plans to build a new 1.1 megawatt PV array, to be floated atop Big Muddy Lake at the Camp Mackall training grounds in Fort Bragg, in North Carolina.
“The new floating solar panels are an attention-getter because Fort Bragg happens to be the biggest military facility in the world,” we observed. The current roster includes 49,000 military personnel along with 11,000 civilian employees and 23,000 family members.
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By Tina Casey