Ski Resort Uses Solar to Make Snow

snow making energy manageMt. Abram ski resort in Greenwood, Maine, completed an 803-panel solar array capable of producing 280,000 kWh of electricity annually, enough to supply 70 percent of Mt. Abram’s power usage, reports News4Today.

According to resort managers, electricity, especially for snowmaking, is its second highest expense, behind payroll.

The new solar array will offset all of the electricity needed for snowmaking and will stabilize energy usage, which means the resort will be able to purchase its remaining power at a lower rate than in the past.

A grant from the US Department of Agriculture’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) covered 25 percent of the almost $1 million project cost. The array is predicted to pay for itself in about four years.

Photo: Snowmaking via Shutterstock

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