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Photo Friday: Want to keep cool in the African desert? Try an ARMY-issued solar shade


On top of this solar shade at the sun-baked Camp Lemonier in Djibouti sit 72 solar panels that absorb sunlight to produce two kilowatts of power daily.

Photo Credit: Photo by Rich Bartell, U.S. Army Africa Public Affairs (2011) and found using Creative Commons.

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