Marines Adopt Alternative Energy in Afghan Desert

From Regional Command Southwest Leatherneck/Bastion Afghanistan

Many Marine Corps bases in Helmand Province run on fossil fuel…a lot of it. In August, the Corps used more than 219 thousand gallons, but now some Marines are taking advantage of a resource that is abundant in Afghanistan: the sun.  Using the  GREENS (Ground Renewable Expeditionary Energy System), Afghanistan is home to the latest in the Corps’ pursuit of efficient and alternative energy carried out through a process known as the Experimental Forward Operating Base, or XFOB.

Check out how the Marine Corps is using renewable energy to be more combat effective:



 

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