Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Fort Sumter to Go to Solar Power?

From the Nov. 10, 2010, Charleston (SC) Post and Courier "Fort Sumter may switch to solar, hydrogen fuel cell power supply" by Warren Wise.

1861: candles and oil lamps used for lighting.

1899: produced own power by an electric plant at he fort.

1960: South Carolina Electric and Gas Co. started providing power with underground power lines from James Island.

Now, the National Park Service wants the fort to be self-sufficient again with solar panels and a hydrogen fuel cell backing system.

It will cost $1.4 million and will be federal and state funded and is estimated that it will save the NPS about $10,000 a year.

Go Solar, Old Fort, Go Solar. --Old B-Runner

1 comment:

hann said...

The use of solar power will allow one to greatly reduce his monthly electricity bills. The amount of fuel that we have available is limited and they are quickly running out, by using solar power you are conserving the natural resources.