An array of PV panels.
Lightbulb illustrating 100%.

The 360-W PV panels at the park’s north entrance station provide 100% of needed power.

LocationCrater Lake, Oregon
System TypePhotovoltaic (PV)
System Size360 W
Installation Cost$15,000
Project Completion1994
Project SavingsReduced diesel fuel costs
Load Service AreaNorth Entrance Station
Project ChampionBrian Coulter
FEMP AssistanceDesign development, design review, funding assistance, and system performance evaluation

Crater Lake National Park, home of the deepest freshwater lake in the world, is an early pioneer of the NPS Go Green campaign. PV panels provide power to Crater Lake’s North Entrance Fee Station, which has no connection to a commercial power source. The PV system eliminates the need for a noisy diesel generator.

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