Department of Defense

Simple Solar Idea for Military Installations

Cover the roofs of large buildings on military installations with solar panels. The enormous square footage of these roofs presents an "already-in-place" platform for solar energy generation. No additional space would be required for solar farms, wind turbines (which would be impractical due to the danger posed to flight operations), etc. Just use the space we already have. This would drastically reduce the strain on an ever-aging electrical grid while saving the government millions of dollars annually on energy costs. The inital cost of installation would be recovered very quickly. Implementing this plan would have a positive impact on the environment (reducing pollution), and would demonstrate our continuing resolve to utilize viable means of alternative energy production.

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Idea No. 9861