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Marine company goes solar

One Marine company is going 100 percent solar.

Over the summer, a company of Marines at Camp Pendleton, California, used only solar energy to power its Command Center, National Defense Magazine reports.

Solar panels, solar-powered generators, and solar-fueled heating and cooling systems power the center’s equipment.

Officials say, if all goes well, green technology could soon proliferate throughout the Marine Corps.

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The 150 marines in the company will continue using green technology when they leave soon for Afghanistan. Commanders say troops will leave behind most of their bulky gas generators and A/C powered batteries, relying instead on renewable energy technology.

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