This afternoon, California's Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to usher in its brand new, 6,000-panel solar photovoltaic (PV) energy system. The system is expected to generate roughly 2,400 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity each year. According to 10 News in San Diego, that's enough to power about 400 homes on the base each year.
There have been conflicting reports as to how much the U.S. military would benefit from using solar energy. RAND Corporation, for example, has been very candid it its assessment that the U.S. military will not benefit directly by switching to renewable fuels.