Gallery: Yosemite Flips the Switch on the Largest Ever Solar Array in a...


Last week, there was much mumbling and grumbling over Yosemite’s decision to chop down thousands of trees to improve its picturesque views, but don’t start hating the beloved park just yet. In fact, on the very same day we reported the park’s tree chopping decision, Yosemite officials flipped the switch on a $5.8 million solar array — the largest solar installation in a national park ever. The 672 kW system consists of 2,800 PV panels and will be able to provide 12 percent of the park’s total energy needs.

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  1. gamblore August 8, 2011 at 8:31 am

    So, they stand to break even on their investment in just over 100 years assuming zero operating costs, and ideal sun conditions… seems like a wise investment…lol

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