Ground Renewable Expeditionary Energy System – GREENS
The clean-energy revolution has reached the Marine Corps. In an effort to develop a source of energy for units at the tip of the spear, the Office of Naval Research has come up with the Ground Renewable Expeditionary Energy System. GREENS is a portable solar panel system with AC/DC power outlets for a variety of mission-essential gear. The panels can be transported on a humvee and quickly assembled.
The goal of the project was to create a source of renewable energy for forward-deployed units that had a limited power supply. By creating a source of power, GREENS eliminates one of the most requested supplies, reducing the number of convoys needed to resupply units in the thick of the fight.