Monday, February 25, 2008

RV & Camping Resort Creatively Lowers Electric Bill

When the power bill at Angels Camp RV & Camping Resort got too high, the new owners did more than just shut off a few lights to conserve energy. They decided to go solar, installing 456 170-watt solar panels in a field by the park.

“It was quite a major project,” Sterly Engman, one of the RV park’s owner’s, said.

It was also an expensive one. The grid was installed to the tune of half a million dollars, but the benefits will far outweigh the costs over time, Engman said. The owners anticipate monthly savings of $2,000 or more, he said. Also, the system will operate the entire park, including heating the swimming pool.
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