How solar energy makes U.S. soldiers safer

10/2/2013 | Bloomberg

Establishing fuel-supply convoys in such places as Afghanistan and Iraq is a risky business, so the U.S. Army is embracing solar energy and energy conservation to reduce its exposure. Solar power is harder for enemy forces to disrupt, said Richard Kidd, the Army's energy-security chief. "A fuel tanker can be shot at and blown up. The sun's rays will still be there," he said.

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