Yellowstone National Park – off-grid Solar Electric

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We were proud to be selected to work on this system in Yellowstone National Park. This 44kW array powers the Buffalo Ranch Ranger Station in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone. We worked with CTA Architects and Engineering and DJ’s Electric to wire the 176 solar modules that were donated for this project. This off grid system employs a cutting edge battery bank of 200 plus recycled Toyota Camry hybrid batteries. Yellowstone park is determined to reduce their carbon footprint and will be reducing the use of propane and replace a number of gas hot water heaters with electrically powered units. This is a significant change for us in the PV industry as 20 years ago we would not consider powering electrical heating elements. Today’s more powerful solar modules and the greatly reduced costs makes this the viable.