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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Photos: Solar array

Denise was fascinated to see that Xanterra (the company that owns the Furnace Creek Ranch were we stayed) had recently completed the installation of a large solar array. Death Valley, a place of sunshine, a place of little rain...

And the ranch very nicely moved more than 144 date palm trees to make room for the array.

Furnace Creek solar array

Furnace Creek palms

In case you're interested in reading a little about the solar array at Furnace Creek, here are links to a couple of press releases:
Xanterra harnesses Death Valley Sun
New Solar Power System Puts This Park in the Forefront of Alternative Energy Use

Where next?

Go back to Photos: Rhyolite, Nevada, or jump forward to Photos: Zabriskie Point sunset.