An affirming article in the NY Times today “U.S. Military Orders Less Dependence on Fossil Fuels” is right up our alley. Just last month Pure Power delivered its military-grade Mobile Solar Microgrid, which has a wide variety of uses by all services, for all of their off-grid power needs.
The big deal, besides saving fuel, and reducing the toxic emissions and carbon dioxide from diesel fuel – - the really big deal here is SAVING LIVES.
From the article: “…In Iraq and Afghanistan, one Army study found, for every 24 fuel convoys that set out, one soldier or civilian engaged in fuel transport was killed. In the past three months, six Marines have been wounded guarding fuel runs in Afghanistan. ”
Put another way, reducing the need for fuel convoys will save American lives.
Another issue that Pure Power has been espousing for quite some time is the cost of fuel. “Fossil fuel accounts for 30 to 80 percent of the load in convoys into Afghanistan, bringing costs as well as risk. While the military buys gas for just over $1 a gallon, getting that gallon to some forward operating bases costs $400. ”
Check out this important article here, and ask Pure Power about the military-grade Mobile Solar Microgrid, as well as our commercial Mobile Solar Power Systems.