Story Number: NNS110629-02

First of all, the Naval Amphibious base Coronado. It’s so much into Energy efficient commodities. For example and such as solar powered street lamps and training classrooms that use green energy. Those are some of the main draws for the Navy Energy Program!

Navy Energy Program 080415-N-0100I-016 SAN DIEGO (April 15, 2008) Four new solar carports at Naval Base San Diego will provide approximately 155,000 kilowatts per year, producing enough energy to power approximately 27 homes at today's average consumption. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest owned and maintained solar carports will replace power normally purchased from off-base suppliers and will reduce the cost of power to the region and tenants at the bases over time. U.S. Navy photo
080415-N-0100I-016 SAN DIEGO (April 15, 2008) Four new solar carports at Naval Base San Diego provide about 155,000 kilowatts per year. All producing enough energy to power approximately 27 homes at today’s average consumption. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest owned and maintained solar carports will replace power normally purchased from off-base suppliers. Therefore and will reduce the cost of power to the region and tenants at the bases over time. U.S. Navy photo

The California energy commission came and visited the Navy and discuss energy efficiency and renewable energy opportunities in the state of California. As well as have an opportunity to show up close the Navy’s projects and installations. These comments were from Bernie Lindsey, Navy Region Southwest utilities & energy program manager.

In addition and of interest to the group were the Navy’s photovoltaic systems. All that convert heat from the sun into electricity. So solar panels located on top of streetlights and long-term parking.

The Navy and the state of California have been working together for many years to help develop and implement green technologies throughout its shore facilities within the state.

So the Navy continues to implement renewable energy in its existing facilities. However it is also looking into the future as new projects begin construction.

Both the state of California and the Navy have been very dedicated to integrating renewable energy systems wherever it is possible. Many existing programs and utilities were developed in California.

Because of their similar interest in renewable energy technologies, the partnership between the Navy and the state of California is one that will continue to grow stronger as both parties strive to alleviate dependency on less efficient energy sources.

The Navy is partnering with state agencies around the country to reduce its energy usage and increase its renewable and green energy production. That’s also both at sea and at shore-based facilities.

Finally and for more news from Navy Public Affairs Support Element West, visit www.navy.mil/local/pacensandiego/.

Source: US NAVY

Release Date: 6/29/2011 5:01:00 AM

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephen D. Doyle II, Navy Public Affairs Support Element West

SAN DIEGO (NNS) — Members of the California Energy Commission toured shore facilities in Navy Region Southwest. All in an effort to strengthen commitments and ties with the Navy regarding renewable, green energies.