Accession Number:

ADA422774

Title:

Renewable Energy Analysis for Strategic Responsiveness 2 (REASR 2)

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Apr 2001-Dec 2002

Corporate Author:

CENTER FOR ARMY ANALYSIS FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

106.0

Abstract:

The analysis of renewable energy within a hybrid electric generator system for remote military applications has not been studied. This report highlights the potential of new, photovoltaic thin-film composite arrays to augment fossil fuel generators for military power applications in remote areas. Because the photovoltaic phenomena works only during daylight hours and is also dependent on latitude for sun power, this study examined renewable hybrid electric generation in areas of poor sun Hanau, Germany and in areas of good sun Ft. Irwin, California. This report investigates the value-added that renewable energy can bring to tactical operation centers and remote power stations for purposes of homeland security in terms of increased operational readiness, reduced cost, energy savings and pollution abatement.

Subject Categories:

  • Non-electrical Energy Conversion

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE