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Grand Canyon National Park: Visitor Center Solar Power System 0300

(6242 x 4279) Solar panels at the Visitor Center on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, provide a unique opportunity for Grand Canyon’s 4.5 million visitors each year to learn about this clean energy alternative. An exhibit inside the Visitor Center and signage next to the platform-mounted panels inform visitors about the mechanics of solar energy and about how Arizona’s abundant sunshine could make the state the solar capital of the world. These exhibits also provide visitors with an understanding of how they, themselves, can help increase the amount of electricity generated by the sun. A monitor allows them to watch in real-time how much electricity the sun is generating for the Visitor Center. NPS Photo by Michael Quinn

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Taken on May 22, 2011