U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. William Price/Released 101231-M-5423P-001.jpg
Dec 31, 2010
Marines and sailors of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, are serving in the Sangin District of Helman province, Afghanistan, they’re powering their patrol bases with nothing but renewable energy. The ZeroBased Regenerator, nicknamed the Raptor, after the type of power cells in its six solar panels, can keep more than 17 computers and 15 lighting units running throughout the night. The Marines of 1st Platoon, added four more panels to their Raptor for further solar energy conservation.
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