01/13/2012 - The Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms has been singled out as one of four California desert military bases with the potential for large-scale solar development.
The report, released Friday by the Department of Defense, estimated that privately funded solar development at Edwards Air Force Base, the Army's Fort Irwin and the Naval Air Weapons Station at China Lake, along with Twentynine Palms, could generate 7,000 megawatts of power.
The U.S. military has become a major investor in renewable energy and green technology. A report from the Pew Environmental Group released in September noted that the Department of Defense spent more than $1 billion on energy efficiency and sustainability in 2010 and is on track to invest $10 billion by 2030.
Read the full article, Twentynine Palms Marine Base Good Fit for Solar Projects, on the Desert Sun's Web site.