Solar Power at NOLS Rocky Mountain

By Chris Lyng

Aug 11, 2008

At NOLS Rocky Mountain we have been busy with hundreds of students coming in and taking our summer courses. While we were getting students ready, issuing equipment, rationing food and welcoming them back after their course our solar panels were working hard to help power our branch. This summer the panels have generated 7,800 Kilowatt Hours of power. That is about 40 percent of the electric power that we use here. This is awesome. Since we installed the panels we have avoided 18,557 pounds of greenhouse gases.

Solar Panels at NOLS Rocky Mountain

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Chris Lyng

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