What Is It?
The Ground Renewable Expeditionary ENergy System (GREENS) is a portable hybrid photovoltaic/battery power system developed for the Marine Corps.
How Does It Work?
Stackable 1,600-watt solar arrays and rechargeable batteries combine to provide 300 watts of continuous electricity for Marines in remote locations. Additionally, the GREENS toolkit feature allows Marines to enter their expected mission profile and determine which components of GREENS they will need to take. GREENS can be rapidly deployed and is High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle transportable.
What Will It Accomplish?
GREENS will reduce the logistics burden for providing power to remote locations. It will provide AC and DC power needs to charge typical communication, targeting and computing devices. GREENS will reduce the fuel use otherwise needed for typical generators, and will lessen the need for fuel resupply, reducing the associated threats to vehicle convoys in Afghanistan and Iraq.