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The Alaska Aviation Museum has gone solar in a big way with their recent installation of the largest tracker system so far in Alaska. The giant solar array is an eyestopper for airport traffic, standing beside the museum on the south shore of Lake Hood. The array of 28 Sanyo 220w solar panels, served by a Sunnyboy 7000w Grid Tie inverter, will supply over 6 kilowatts of production to the museum. The Deger 5000HD Dual Access Tracker follows the sun to ensure the fullest possible exposure for best energy output. The system is grid-tied, allowing any excess power generated to be fed back into the local power grid. Renewable Energy Systems worked with the museum to identify system requirements, and supplied the panels, tracker, and other components for their ultimate system.
The Alaska Aviation Museum preserves and displays historic aircraft, aviation artifacts, and memorabilia. The museum tells the story of aviation in Alaska, from its indispensable bush pilots to airlines that have served Alaska over the years, and the military's vital role in protecting the last frontier. For more information, visit www.alaskaairmuseum.org.