The system can power two or three laptops continuously and store enough energy for five hours to cover periods of no generation
The RENEWS system
RENEWS mixes solar, wind and batteries into a “solution set” that allows soldiers the flexibility to tap the energy source that is available at a given location
Marnie de Jong, an electrical engineer with the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, with RENEWS
In a bid to mitigate the risks associated with fuel transportation and to make soldiers’ work less technically complex, U.S. military scientists have started to test microgrids that would provide clean energy to soldiers in the field. Since 2009, scientists from the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) have been developing two systems – RENEWS and REDUCE – which are being tested at the Fort Irwin National Training Center in California, and by U.S. Africa Command.
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