On October 1-4, 2013 TIDES Project held its 7th annual technology demonstration at the National Defense University. Successes at this year’s demo included:
Over 700 attendees from the military, academia, NGOs, private companies, and interested citizens attended despite exhibiting during a government shutdown.
Speakers from the military, US Government, NGOs, and private sector including Honorable Dennis McGinn, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations, and Environment shared their insights.
Showed operational capabilities:
100% of the demonstration powered by four exhibitors with portable solar equipment
Filtered drinking water provided by two exhibitors for all attendees
All lunchtime food, coffee and tea provided by five exhibitors was cooked in solar ovens and high efficiency stoves
Six satellite networks operated, independent of power grid
Loudspeaker provided for all announcements by one exhibitor independent of power grid
Seven exhibitors provided multiple options for shelter
The demo showed continued development of a strong network of public-private, whole-of-government, transnational relationships. Our members formed and strengthened invaluable partnerships within the network.