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Kirtland AFB Solar Array
+34 57' 48.66", -106 30' 34.09"

P. writes:

"I visited the base back in 94 to check out a pretty good museum they have on-base on atomic weaponry and saw that they also had a visitor area for this project. It's pretty  remarkable. If I remember correctly the mirrors (the small blackish square things) track the sun an concentrate the light at the stack. At the time they were using liquid 
lithium (heated by the focused solar rays) for high temperature experiments. Again, this was 10 years ago and it didn't seem to be a closed or secret project at the time."

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Nellis AFB Solar Array
On 140 acres of unused Nellis land, 70,000 solar panels await activation as the first third of the solar photovoltaic array gets commissioned Oct. 12 with the other 66 percent of the panels scheduled for activation in the next two months. The solar panels are part of a solar photovoltaic array that will generate 15 megawatts of solar power for the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nadine Y. Barclay)

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