Renewing Our National Parks
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Through a partnership with the National Park Service, the Federal Energy Management Program provided technical support for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects at select national parks across the United States. Many of these projects were implemented ten or more years ago and still provide significant cost savings and efficiency benefits.
Download the Renewing Our National Parks booklet.
A solar-powered microgrid on the main cell house building integrates with diesel generators to power the island.
Biscayne National Park
Highlights a Biscayne National Park project replacing diesel generators with a PV system to reduce noise pollution and risk of fuel spills.
Blue Ridge Parkway
Describes the Blue Ridge Parkway’s 1,560-kW PV system, which provides lighting for nighttime visitors and improves visibility during the day.
Mesa Verde National Park
Details Mesa Verde National Park’s PV, solar hot water, and micro-hydro turbine systems which provide 95% of needed energy to park buildings.