Solar Power At Trout Lake
Respecting Mother Earth is something that always stands front and center at Trout Lake. Being in such a picturesque location, it’s hard not to be in awe of how amazing nature is and take the steps to protect it. When we learned about the incredible energy saving that solar power provides, we knew we wanted to incorporate their technology at Trout Lake.In 2011, the solar panel dream became a reality. Trout Lake installed solar panels on the roof of its fieldhouse, as this spot receives tons of sunlight every day.
“We believe in being good stewards of the land, and we strive to exist in harmony with our property.” – Trout Lake Director Mark Major
Since the installation, there has been minimal effort involved and we’ve seen pretty incredible results. Over the past 14 months, the 40-kilowatt solar PV system has saved 117,725 tons of carbon from being used and generated a total of 69,249 kw of electricity. To put it in perspective, here are some conversions that could be seen from that same amount of energy savings:
- Recycling 39,999 tons of waste instead of sending it to the landfill
- Consuming 248,368 barrels of oil
- Traveling 134,000 miles in commercial air travel
- Driving a car for 10 years
Soaking up nature’s beauty is an integral part of the experience at Trout Lake, so it only made sense to respect that beauty enough to give back to it. Incorporating solar energy into our daily routine at Trout Lake was a no-brainer, and the staggering results we have seen only strengthen our belief that we made the right choice. We also love educating others about solar energy and the effect that our conscious actions have on the Earth, and love discussing it with our groups here at Trout Lake. If you would like to learn more about solar energy, feel free to contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, we’re here to help any way we can!