Army evaluating solar powered tents to generate electricity - image

      Home » Military Technology / Videos » Army evaluating solar powered tents to generate electricity - image
More Military Articles

Army evaluating solar powered tents to generate electricity - image

The Solar tents that the US Army is developing come in different sizes with different generating capacities ó the TEMPER Fly can produce about 800W of power, the QUADrant can generate about 200W of power, and the Power Shades is capable of generating up to 3KW of electrical power.

The tents stand to be extremely useful in areas like Afghanistan, where the sun doesnít set until late in the evening.
... Quote:
The technology has reached the point where the testing has shown they [solar-poweredtents] are proven. Our teams have worked on the inverters and the durability of the systems. The durability of the tent covers has evolved to a point where we would like to see more of them deployed,

They are ideal for charging up batteries, making sure your (communications), night vision goggles and computers are powered up. You donít want a generator on top of a mountain, and you donít want to have to bring fuel to a generator or haul batteries.
said Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment.


Read More: http://www.army.mil/-news/2...

solar-tents.jpg - 48.34kb
By netchicken: posted on 1-1-2011








Army evaluating solar powered tents to generate electricity - image | [Login ]
Powered by XMB
Privacy Policy