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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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