US Army’s TARDEC to hook on to solar-powered microgrid
The United States Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) is in for an energy-efficient and environment-friendly makeover. The facility located in Michigan plays home to cutting-edge vehicle research and will be the Army’s first to be powered by a solar microgrid. The microgrid will use photovoltaics and will also include wind energy generators, fuel cells, a mobile solar generator and also a charging station for EVs. The microgrid will power up two System Integration Laboratories and the parking lot as well and will add on to the Army’s efforts to go greener and more self-sustainable by the day.