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Yosemite Supports Renewables by Installing Solar Panels

A 47 kilowatt solar electrical system will be installed at Yosemite National Park, providing solar roofing panels for the park’s El Portal Administrative Site.

YOSEMITE, California, US, 2001-10-15 [] The 350 PV panels will be supplied by PowerLight Corporation of Berkeley, and will generate 10 percent of the building’s electrical demand. The project supports both regional National Park Service renewable energy efforts and the Green Energy Parks Program, which is a partnership between the Departments of Energy and Interior to promote the use of renewable energy and energy efficient technologies and practices in national parks, and to educate the visiting public about these efforts. The Yosemite National Park solar project is partly underwritten by grants from the California Energy Commission and the Distributed Energy Resources program, which is under the Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program.