The U.S. Navy's Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast - based in Jacksonville, Fla. - is using $69.3 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to install solar energy systems and upgrade a total of 32 buildings at 11 naval installations across Florida, Mississippi and Texas.

"We [Navy] try to be on the leading edge of technology and hope that others follow suit with what we're doing — opening a doorway to move renewable energy technologies forward." -- Lynwood Taylor, Navy Project Manager and Electrical Engineer ---