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National Parks to Install Solar
March 06, 2010 04:50PM
Read all about it here.
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March 06, 2010 05:59PM
Thanks for posting! Every little bit helps..I think this is a wonderful development!
avatar Re: National Parks to Install Solar
March 06, 2010 08:52PM
There's already a lot of solar power used by the NPS.

I recall that the outhouse at Little Yosemite Valley has a solar panel system to run the charging/power system for the fans. The fans are there to reduce odors and help with the natural breakdown of the waste.

When I went to Yellowstone in 2006, the new Canyon Visitor Center was still under construction. It looked gorgeous (much better than the trailers they were using) and supposedly had solar panels on the roof.
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March 06, 2010 09:04PM
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y_p_w
When I went to Yellowstone in 2006, the new Canyon Visitor Center was still under construction. It looked gorgeous (much better than the trailers they were using) and supposedly had solar panels on the roof.

It was complete when I went last May. Didn't see any solar panels though. But it was snowing at the time. winking smiley
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March 06, 2010 10:32PM
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eeek
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y_p_w
When I went to Yellowstone in 2006, the new Canyon Visitor Center was still under construction. It looked gorgeous (much better than the trailers they were using) and supposedly had solar panels on the roof.

It was complete when I went last May. Didn't see any solar panels though. But it was snowing at the time. winking smiley

The (tranlucent) solar panels cover the entrance:



I heard it was completed in the fall of 2006. When I was there they had fences all around, but it looked like it was close to completion.
avatar Re: National Parks to Install Solar
March 07, 2010 06:59AM
I believe all the HSC's have solar assisted toilets now to help break down waste.
avatar Re: National Parks to Install Solar
March 07, 2010 04:50PM
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tomdisco
I believe all the HSC's have solar assisted toilets now to help break down waste.

They could use some of those on the Whitney trail.
avatar Re: National Parks to Install Solar
March 08, 2010 12:22AM
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eeek
They could use some of those on the Whitney trail.

Oh, please -- let's not start that discussion here.



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avatar Re: National Parks to Install Solar
March 08, 2010 01:51AM
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Bee
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eeek
They could use some of those on the Whitney trail.

Oh, please -- let's not start that discussion here.

It's not like we haven't had one before.
Re: National Parks to Install Solar
March 07, 2010 06:24PM
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tomdisco
I believe all the HSC's have solar assisted toilets now to help break down waste.
Well...
I'm not sure about Glen Aulin
May Lake and Merced have flush toilets
Sunrise and (I think) Vogelsang have solar toilets.
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March 08, 2010 10:13AM
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tomdisco
I believe all the HSC's have solar assisted toilets now to help break down waste.
Well...
I'm not sure about Glen Aulin
May Lake and Merced have flush toilets
Sunrise and (I think) Vogelsang have solar toilets.

Not only does Glen Aulin have it, I believe there is a sign there that sort of explains how it works.
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March 13, 2010 09:03PM
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y_p_w
I recall that the outhouse at Little Yosemite Valley has a solar panel system to run the charging/power system for the fans. The fans are there to reduce odors and help with the natural breakdown of the waste.

So does Swinging Bridge:

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March 07, 2010 04:10PM
avatar Re: National Parks to Install Solar
March 07, 2010 04:49PM
Did everything come out alright?
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March 07, 2010 06:17PM
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eeek
Did everything come out alright?

I was feeling much, much better.
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