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The United States Military Is Embracing Solar Energy

June 21, 2024
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Solar energy is expanding at a rapid pace. And now, the United States military is getting in on carbon free electricity too.

What’s happening:

  • The United States Department of Defense has partnered with solar energy company Duke Energy to build five military locations with solar power

Why it matters:

Going deeper:

By the numbers:

  • The Department of Defense will have exclusive supply over all the solar power generated by the five new installations for a 15 year period

The intrigue:

  • Important material inputs for solar panel manufacturing have also been seeing an uptick in momentum recently, including tellurium and silver

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