Brett Amundson, Operations Director at Hartley
Nature Center, and Bret Pence, Project Specialist at Ecolibrium3, will
present a program titled,
"On the Cutting Edge Again - Hartley Nature Center's New Solar Storage System." Their presentation will be 7 pm on Wednesday, October 5th, at Hartley Nature Center, 3001 Woodland Ave., Duluth.
We are seeing more solar panels on homes and businesses in the Northland
as people are investing in renewable energy. One of the challenges
with solar is that the sun does not always shine here. The Hartley
Nature Center recently completed an upgrade of their
aging solar panels that includes a solar energy storage system. They
will now be able to make electrical energy on the sunny days and store
it for use on cloudy days, or when the power grid is shut
down by windstorms or other interruptions. Adding energy storage
greatly increases the flexibility and value of solar energy. It is the
next big step toward a sustainable energy future. Come and learn about
this innovative solar energy system that is a model for those in the Northland who are considering solar energy.
The W.J. McCabe Chapter of the Izaak Walton League is a grassroots environmental organization that has worked for decades to protect the natural resources of Duluth and greater Minnesota. We take a common-sense approach towards protecting our country's natural heritage and work to improve outdoor recreation opportunities for all.