Sunday, December 06, 2009

Renewable Energy

I'm trying to get some more science stuff up here to balance out my personal posts. Hopefully, these posts will answer a little more about why we are down here (other than the personal reason of getting paid to see the world).

Lake Frixel camp.

Recently, they installed renewable energy at Lake Frixel camp in the Dry Valleys. This was one of the lakes that I walked to when I was in the field, but I didn't get all the way to the field camp. I believe that most of our camps have some form of renewable energy now, but these are still slowly replacing diesel generators. For those on the more technical side, the wind generator makes 1 kilowatt and the array makes 2.4 kilowatts of power. This is the largest single array in the USAP inventory.

1 comment:

  1. interesting. i am tempted to put up solar panels on my new house.

    did you catch that? i said NEW HOUSE. :-D