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U.S. Army Bases Are Installing More Solar Panels

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Renewable energy has helped communities everywhere from American Indian tribes in Nebraska to islands in the Caribbean find relief with wind and solar power in areas impacted by the limitations of traditional energy grids. One area installing solar panels that might seem unlikely: U.S. army bases.

The Department of Defense, the largest U.S. government agency, aims to convert their operations to rely on renewable energy. The choice to go "green" isn't one inspired by environmental concern for climate change, according to Reuters, but instead is about saving lives.