A more defensible location

A second wind turbine towers nearly 300 feet above the nearby Stirling solar array at Tooele Army Depot, Utah, March 22, 2016. The $6.5 million wind turbine project is scheduled to be complete later this year and begin generating power. The 1.5 megawatt solar array, consisting of 429 Stirling engine solar dishes spread across 15 acres, is scheduled to be fully operational in 2017. (U.S. Army photo by John Prettyman/released)

A second wind turbine towers nearly 300 feet above the nearby Stirling solar array at Tooele Army Depot, Utah, March 22, 2016. The $6.5 million wind turbine project is scheduled to be complete later this year and begin generating power. The 1.5 megawatt solar array, consisting of 429 Stirling engine solar dishes spread across 15 acres, is scheduled to be fully operational in 2017. (U.S. Army photo by John Prettyman/released)

As a guy who has (and continues to) write post-apocalyptic fiction that may or may not include scattered military units trying to get by when the rest of civilization has get gone’d and maybe left some zombies behind, I find it interesting that DoD is increasingly trying to move bases off the grid.

Such as Tooele Army Depot in Utah. The base, storage site for war reserve and training ammunition scattered around its 23,610 acres and 900 odd igloos, is kinda off the beaten path. Like the perfect place to lay low when crap went pear-shaped.

And it just got better.

They just erected a 200-foot high 2 MW wind turbine, capable of powering 550 homes.

Coupled with a second wind turbine already in use and a 1.5 megawatt solar array, consisting of 429 Stirling engine solar dishes spread across 15 acres, which  scheduled to be fully operational in 2017, the base will soon be off grid and producing all of its own energy needs.

Until the turbines or dishes break or wear out, but hey, nothing is perfect.

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Let me introduce myself. I am a bit of a conflict junkie. I am fascinated by war and warfare, assassination, personal protection and weaponry ranging from spud guns and flame throwers to thermonuclear bombs and Soviet-trained Ebola monkeys. In short, if it’s violent or a tool to create violence it is kind of my thing. I have written a few thousand articles on the dry encyclopedia side for such websites as Guns.com, University of Guns, Outdoor Hub, Tac-44, History Times, Big Game Hunter, Glock Forum, Firearms Talk.com, and Combat Forums; as well as for print publications like England Expects, and Strike First Strike Fast. Several magazines such as Sea Classics, Military Historian and Collector, Mississippi Sportsman and Warship International have carried my pieces. Additionally I am on staff as a naval consultant and writer for Eye Spy Intelligence Magazine. Currently I am working on several book projects including an alternative history novel about the US-German War of 1916, and a biography of Southern gadfly and soldier of fortune Bennett Doty. My first novel, about the coming zombie apocalypse was released in 2012 by Necro Publications and can be found at Amazon.com as was the prequel, Chimera-44. I am currently working on book two of that series: "Pirates of the Zombie Coast." In my day job I am a contractor for the U.S. federal government in what could best be described as the ‘Force Protection’ field. In this I am an NRA-certified firearms, and less-than-lethal combat instructor.

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