‘Backscatter Radar’ Site To Be Used For Solar Power Installation
November 30, 2011
David Nogueras from OPB news: The Oregon Military Department is making a big investment on green energy. The agency is building a million dollar solar instillation east of Christmas Valley. The array is part of the agency’s plan to produce as much energy as it uses.
The Backscatter Radar Site used to consume massive quantities of electricity when the Air Force used it to scan the horizon for incoming targets.
Now the Oregon Military Department wants to use that same infrastructure to send power back to the grid.
The agency helps equip and train the Oregon National Guard.
Stan Hutchison chief of planning and programming for the National Guard. He says the agency is committed to meeting what it calls “net zero for energy” by the year 2020.