Army Looking at Solar Charging for Vehicles

Raleigh, NC

Harnessing the Sun


Given the recent advances in solar technology, the time is right for the Army to consider the use of solar charging systems. By properly using efficient and robust solar charger systems, the Army will be able to maintain vehicle batteries within their low-usage TWV fleet so that they will not need to be replaced until their full expected lifetime of six to eight years. The current generation of solar products is considerably less expensive than those from just a few years ago. The Army stands to benefit greatly from that cost reduction, by identifying and implementing a cost-effective solution to solve a historically challenging maintenance concern.


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