If you are in or have any intention of entering the DOD energy field, you must read the new report by Pike Research. According to their website, Pike Research is “a market research and consulting firm that provides in-depth analysis of global clean technology markets.” The report entitled “Renewable Energy for Military Applications”, like all research efforts, is a snapshot in time. The data call cutoff date was Jan 2011. That being said it is the most comprehensive examination of everything related to DOD energy. There are a couple of minor inconsistencies and omissions, but this is still the most encyclopedic compilation of DOD energy data that I have seen.
The report focuses on the mandates for and development of renewable energy technologies within the DOD. Additionally it provides a "moment in time" view of current energy use, supply topics, financial mechanisms and legislative/administrative mandates. It does not try to reach conclusions but provides the facts necessarily to look at this potentially huge market with intelligence.
Pike Research “concentrates on the wide array of emerging renewable energy technologies presently competing for incorporation into mainstream activities". They discuss energy conservation actions suggest as part of the movement toward LEED certification, insulation measures for forward operating bases, retrofits for military installations and cyber security and other cleantech markets.
Pike provides the facts; interpretation is left up to the readers. Definitely worth the investment if one choose to engage in this most rapidly evolving segment of the energy market. See you there! Dan Nolan