The British Army plans to power a West Sussex training base with a solar farm, as part of a pilot scheme.
Around 80 further solar farms are hoped to be introduced across the Army estate in the next seven years.
It is hoped the four pilot schemes will result in £1 million in efficiency savings and reduce emissions by 2,000 tCO2e (tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent) per year.
Major General David Southall, director basing and infrastructure and the Army’s sustainability champion, said: “The Army remains wholly committed to play its part in meeting the UK’s commitment to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
“To deliver this, we are working hard to reduce energy demand as well as increase ‘green’ supply across our estate.
“Project Prometheus is an exciting pilot which will showcase renewable energy generation across the Army estate.
“When operational, we will learn from our four pilot sites and scale up fast across the wider Army estate to help decarbonise the power we use.”