U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Fire facility (solar) powers up
The Bureau of Land Management's new Hidden Valley fire facility near Susanville has gone green! Crews have completed installation and powered up a new solar voltaic electrical system that can provide up to 80 percent of the building's electrical needs. (text continues below)
The solar array contains 120 panels producing more than 200 volts of electricity. It features a fiber optic monitoring system and cameras for remote monitoring.
The Hidden Valley facility, opened last year, is headquarters for the Diamond Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew. It has space for crew vehicles, offices and work areas.
- Jeff Fontana, BLM Northern California District, 2/2/11
|Last updated: 02-03-2011|