Just announced, and it's pretty great news.
In all, the Army wants to get 25 percent of its power from renewable sources by 2025. The scale of the project will likely require investment of $7.1 billion over the next 10 years alone. The power plants purchased with that investment will generate 2.1 million megawatt-hours.
How much power does the Army use?
The federal government consumes two percent of all the energy in the U.S., and the Department of Defense accounts for 90 percent of that total. Thus, renewable investments by any branch of the service could mean a big boost for the industry.
And it's not just the Army.
The Navy has set a goal of making half of its bases net-zero energy facilities in about 10 years. It has also invested in hybrid ships and biofuels.
Kinetic energy harvesting fits right in. Tremont Electric has the technology, today, to help the US Armed forces reach this goal, for soldiers in the field, or ships at sea.