US Marines Take Solar Technology Into The Field

Solar technology seems to be making inroads into the military as an infantry battalion of the United States Marine Corps is planning to deploy to Afghanistan with a new collection of solar-powered equipment that will be able to reduce their fuel consumption by 30 to 50 percent. In a recent field exercise conducted, they managed to rely completely on solar energy to power the equipment for nearly a week. Currently a single soldier in Afghanistan is estimated to use 22 gallons of fuel a day, and delivering each gallon there costs between $300 and $400, so if everything goes according to plan with the solar technology, it could significantly bring down the reliance on batteries and gas.

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