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From left to right, Sen. Harry Reid; Paul Caudill, NV Energy CEO; Miranda A.A. Ballentine, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy; Tom Werner, SunPower Corp. CEO; and Col. Richard Boutwell, 99th Air Base Wing commander, pose for a photo at the Nellis Solar Array II Feb. 16, 2016, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The U.S. Air Force unveiled the new array during a dedication ceremony on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum) NAFB powered by sun: Installation unveils DOD's largest solar array
The U.S. Air Force unveiled the Nellis Solar Array II during a dedication ceremony here Feb. 16, which combined with Solar Array I makes the installation's photovoltaic field the largest in the Department of Defense.The energy generated between the two is enough to fully power the installation on renewable energy during daylight hours.The new array
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Electricians atop a lift install new lighting fixtures into a hangar at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 20, 2012. The hanger lighting is being replaced with more energy efficient lighting in an effort to reduce Nellis energy use by 30 percent as of fiscal year 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jack Sanders

Nellis lights the way for energy conservation
Nellis Air Force Base, in a continuing effort to promote energy efficiency, is replacing the lighting in several aircraft hangars with more efficient fixtures."The hangar project was identified in a 2010 energy audit funded by Air Combat Command," said Jeff Blazi, Nellis Energy Manager. The 2010 energy audit prompted eight new projects to make
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Default Air Force Logo Nellis promotes energy efficiency through experimentation
Dark Start, a new energy-efficient technology, is coming to Nellis.The program utilizes experimental technologies which could reduce energy consumption and costs for the base."It's a demonstration program that's funded by a congressional insert and managed by the [U.S. Army] Corps of Engineers," said Jeff Blazi, Nellis Energy Manager. "The Corps
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Members of the 98th Range Wing pose for a group photo on the Nellis flightline March 15. The 98 RANW was activated at Nellis Air Force Base Oct. 29, 2001 to operate, maintain and manage the NTTR complex. June 21, the 98 RANW legacy will live on at Nellis, but the name will change as the unit is re-designated as The Nevada Test and Training Range--a direct reporting unit to the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jamie Nicley) 98th Range Wing, NTTR prepare for transition
It is the largest contiguous air and ground space available for military operations in the free world. With 1,200 possible targets, realistic threat systems and the support of an opposing enemy force that cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world, the Nevada Test and Training Range is home to America's most-advanced aerial test and training
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(U.S. Air Force graphic/Corey Parrish) Senators weigh in on renewable energy at Nevada Forum
Two senators addressed Nevada Forum attendees here Aug. 25 to laud the Air Force for its leadership in green initiatives and offer support in finding safe, compatible ways to continue renewable energy without impeding military training missions.During the second day of the three-day forum, Undersecretary of the Air Force Erin Conaton introduced key
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Undersecretary of the Air Force Erin C. Conaton delivers opening remarks at the Nevada Energy Forum, an Air Force-hosted three-day brainstorming to find ways for the service to reduce fossil fuels usage Aug. 24, 2010, in Las Vegas. Ms. Conaton opened the discussion with Terry Yonkers, the assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and logistics, and Nevada's Lieutenant Governor, Brian Krolicki. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Air Force officials discuss training, energy compatibility at Nevada Forum
The undersecretary of the Air Force and representatives from government, industry and the Department of Defense kicked off the three-day Nevada Forum here Aug. 24 to brainstorm ideal ways to blend military missions with renewable energy projects.Undersecretary of the Air Force Erin C. Conaton, the service's senior energy official, said the forum's
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