Green Power Partnership
|U.S. Air Force|
|Organization Type||Govt. (Federal)|
|Percentage Green Power||3.6%|
|Percent of Green Power Use Third-Party Certified (excluding On-site)||21%|
|Awards/Recognition||Green Power Leadership Award 2004, Green Power Leadership Award 2008, Partner of the Year 2003, Partner of the Year 2005|
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The United States Air Force energy vision is to reduce electric demand through conservation and efficiency, increase supply through alternative energy sources, and create a culture where Airmen make energy a consideration in everything they do. As a Green Power Partner, the Air Force is aggressively searching for economical and technically feasible renewable energy opportunities on its bases. The Air Force conducted assessments on the resource availability and the economic feasibility of developing renewable resources at 75 installations of which 6 sites are being farther evaluated. In FY12, the Air Force had approximately 256 renewable energy projects on 89 sites either in operation or under construction.
The Air Force also supports the development of renewable generation nationwide by purchasing renewable power. In 2015, renewable energy is expected to provide more than 10 percent of all electricity used by the Air Force.
Examples of Air Force renewable energy projects include: 14.2 MW photovoltaic solar array at Nellis AFB, NV; 6 MW Photovoltaic solar array at Air Force Academy, 3 MW Photovoltaic solar array at Edwards AFB, CA; 388 kW photovoltaic thin-film integrated membrane roof on the base exchange at Luke AFB, AZ; 2.3 MW landfill gas generator at Hill AFB, UT; 3.32 MW wind generation at F.E. Warren AFB, WY; 4.5 MW wind generation at Otis AFB, MA, 1 MW photovoltaic solar array at Buckley AFB, CO; 660 kW photovoltaic at Fresno ANG, CA; 460 kW photovoltaic parking roof system at March AFRB, CA; 400 kW roof photovoltaic system at Los Angeles AFB, CA; 500 kW photovoltaic at Toledo ANG base, OH; and a 250 kW wind generator at Tin City LRRS, AK.