Vandenberg goes green with new solar panels

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Vandenberg Air Force Base is making news for more than launching Elon Musk’s rockets into space. This week, the base unveiled its massive new solar array. About 64,000 solar panels sit on 188 acres, making it one of the biggest solar farms in Santa Barbara County. As the price of solar panels goes down, other major military bases across the country may follow suit.


A 28-megawatt solar photovoltaic array at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Photo credit: Clayton Wear

Credits

Guest:
Ken Domako - Chief of portfolio optimization at Vandenberg Air Force Base

Host:
Jonathan Bastian

Producer:
Kathryn Barnes