Saturday, December 18, 2010

US Army Tests Solar Powered Tents




The US Army is currently testing solar powered tents. Hauling a generator up a mountain isn't very convenient or practical, so that's where this idea bloomed.  They are testing three tent models currently; 

The first, TEMPER Fly, 16 by 20 foot tent that can generate 800 watts of electricity.

The second, QUADrant, is a smaller version and can generate up to 200 watts.

The third is Power Shades, able to generate up to 3 kilowatts of exportable power.

This is kind of cool. Just another reason for me to escape to the middle of nowhere and live out the rest of my days playing my Xbox 360, while I'm not out hunting and fishing.



18 comments:

Mr Bouchard said...

I've seen this, almost reviewed it too. I guess it could be pretty useful but what if they go into a mission with this and that there are clouds and nobody hauled a generator? Well, I guess it's still better than nothing.

Super Rehab Clinic said...

good idea except when it rains and the clouds cover over lol

Major.Mack said...

yeah and you could shit in a bucket

Mister Sharaf said...

i need one :D

Suciô Sanchez said...

Great idea - as long as they keep invading sunny places.

Teutorix said...

That's awesome!

Jimmy Fungus said...

Not only that, it saves on the electric bill!

Monster Madness said...

I need one of these things!

NooG said...

i'm happy they're using solar power... i'm disappointed that it took this long...

Jlatupee said...

Just now?! i am disapoint

Tango Anglo said...

Having served myself I can say that this could only be used for soldiers non-essential stuff. Imagine your tactical communications going down because of the overcast?

Peacock said...

Buying one of these one day and living in the wilderness for a year. I shit you not.

Billy said...

Tents aren't always so light. I wonder if they save any labor with the setup.

Laughing Vault said...

i want one

Monster Madness said...

Can we buy this somewhere???

Teutorix said...

Not really camouflaged. Anyway good to know that the army went green.

CandleintheDark said...

Sweet! Count me in.

Pantheon said...

It's a great idea but army =! green

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