News story: Defence Minister opens first military airbase to be powered by green energy

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Tbh I think Defence should be fixing it's failing current real estate rather than this.
 
#8
Every building in the Defence Estate should have solar panels on, just a thought
You'd like to think so, wouldn't you? Five years ago the hot water system in my SFA at Akrotiri was replaced under DIO contract. We went from a hot water tank on the roof with a solar panel (like pretty much every other hot water system on the island) to an internal tank with an immersion heater (just like the significantly-less-sunny UK)!
On the plus side, if the energy provider gets round to building the planned solar farm to the north of the aerodrome, the power cable has to come across SBA land to hook into the island grid so, as part of the deal, Akrotiri should get almost free electricity.
 

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