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Yosemite National Park to Install 539-Kilowatt Solar Array

18 May 2010 54,549 views One Comment

National Park System Goes Solar-


This coming June, Yosemite National Park will begin construction on the largest grid-tied solar photovoltaic installation in the U.S. National Park System. With $4.4 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the 539-kilowatt array will be built at the park’s maintenance complex in El Portal and is anticipated to save up to $104,000 on an annual basis. The pioneering project will also double the amount of electricity generated by renewable energy in the Pacific West region of the Park Service – which includes 58 sites. Find out other National Parks which are also cleared to install solar pv by visiting SunPluggers.com.



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  • David said:

    why is the NPS paying over eight dollars a watt? why is the project being outsourced to Atascadero? isn’t the american recovery and reinvestment act supposed to help the “local” economy? why aren’t they using american made solar pannels? I have done some research on this project and all I found was more questions!

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