A blog by A123 Systems
has examined the Pentagon’s enormous cash commitment to 25% renewable energy sources by 2025. The article makes the point that by obtaining such a large fraction of its requirements from unpredictable wind and solar, the world’s number-one military machine will need energy storage solutions to maintain a reliable power supply.
Writing in the Ventura County Star, retired Major Gen. Paul D. Monroe, Jr. makes the interesting point that energy storage reduces the number of supply convoys needed in the battlefield, thus saving lives of US marines in combat. And with US$7 billion to spend, obtaining that energy storage capacity seems like a distinct possibility.