They better hope it’s not cloudy.
Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday told graduating Naval Academy midshipmen that they may soon be able to pack a “rolled-up solar panel” instead of heavy batteries — an ahead of its time substitute that, at the present moment, would not work so well at crucial moments for the top seamen and Marines.
“Just ask any Marine today: Would she rather carry 20 pounds of batteries or a rolled up solar panel?” Harris told the Naval Academy’s 2021 class of 778 men and 306 women at their graduation ceremony in Annapolis, Md.
“And I am positive, she will tell you a solar panel. And so would he!” Harris said.
The vice president laughed as she made the last remark.
Solar energy, which requires batteries, is dependent on the weather and not able to be accumulated at night.
The cumbersome batteries are a heavy load for soldiers to carry.U.S. Marines
But Harris said