Reducing a sky high energy bill

The model hangar uses solar panels to get much of its electricity. It cost a bit more to build -- $276 per square foot versus the $180-$208 the Air Force typically spends to construct its hangars – but the retrofitting would pay for itself in about 10 months in energy savings, CAP states in the report.


The report recommends that the Defense Department and the Energy Department get together to create a “clean-energy task force” to examine this and other approaches to lowering the Pentagon’s energy bill.

You can view the report here