Our Whitehorse Rapids fishladder has a new addition. There's now an array of solar panels attached to the visitor building.
This is a pilot project designed to test solar technology on a small (residential) scale. We will share the information we collect with Yukoners interested in exploring solar technology for their own homes.
The panels are expected to produce on average 2,000 kilowatt hours a year, enough to power a substantial part of the fishladder visitor building.
While the panels are up, this is still a work in progress. The next step is to install the dataloggers that will collect information about how much power is being generated at any given time.
The fishladder visitor building uses on average 52 kilowatt hours a day, or almost 19 megawatt hours a year.