Yosemite Valley, CA– This week Yosemite National Park is dedicating a brand-new, state of the art project at the El Portal Administration Complex.
The $5.8 million photovoltaic (solar) system project will be unveiled this Wednesday at 11 am.
This is the largest grid-connected photovoltaic system operated by the National Park Service. The 672 kilowatt system consists of 2,800 solar panels and produces an estimated 800,000 kilowatt hours per year.
The electricity generated by the grid is estimated to reduce the amount of electricity purchased by Yosemite National Park by almost 12 percent.