The Hill – The US Army has launched its first floating solar array

The U.S. Army has launched a floating solar farm at Fort Bragg in North Carolina as part of the military branch’s climate strategy to ramp up the use of clean energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Army officials last week unveiled the floating solar array that sits on Big Muddy Lake at Camp Mackall, a Special Forces training site overseen by Fort Bragg. Fort Bragg is the largest military base in the U.S. with about 49,000 military personnel, 11,000 civilian employees and 23,000 family members.

The installation is now the largest of its kind in the Southeastern United States and is the first solar array deployed by the Department of Defense.

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The Hill

By Joseph Guzman