"WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Groups Will Convene Forum Series on Department of Defense Deployment of Renewable Energy on Bases and on Front Lines
The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) and Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) today announced a partnership to explore how renewable energy can help the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) achieve mission objectives, save taxpayer money, and reduce risks associated with reliance on fossil fuels. "
"For this first forum, ACORE and AEE have produced a primer for companies describing the military's commitment to advanced energy and outlining resources for companies interested in working effectively with the DOD, as well as case studies of successful collaborations between the military and three companies: Lockheed Martin, for the development of portable microgrid systems to efficiently manage power systems at temporary and permanent bases and to integrate more renewable energy; SunPower, for developing the first large-scale solar photovoltaic installation for a military base that will be financed through a 20-year power-purchase agreement; and Ocean Power Technologies, for developing, in collaboration with the U.S. Navy, wave-power technology for remote, ocean-based sensing equipment and other "power at sea" applications. Also, ACORE and AEE have created an infographic that illustrates key data on the military's energy challenges and some advanced energy solutions. The primer, case studies and infographic can all be found at the following link: www.aee.net/DoD-partnership . "