Pentagon will install rooftop solar panels as part of clean energy shift for federal buildings

The Pentagon will install solar panels on its rooftop, part of a $250 million plan by the Biden administration to promote net-zero projects at government facilities.

The upgrade is part of a $104 million grant for 31 government buildings to promote energy conservation measures.  

In addition to on-site solar panels, the Pentagon will receive a heat recovery pump system and battery energy storage. 

This is the latest step in the Biden administration’s “Investing in America” agenda.

The project aims to “reestablish the Federal Government as a sustainability leader,” according to the Department of Energy. Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks said these new installations will not only make the Defense Department “more resilient” by “better securing our critical infrastructure,” but it is also a win-win for “warfighters and taxpayers alike.”

Brendan Owens, assistant secretary of defense for energy,
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