We’re excited to announce our largest solar initiative since opening in 1998 — dubbed “Above The Grid.” Although we’ve added and updated our passive solar for helping to heat our water, we haven’t increased our photovoltaic capacity in over ten years.

This new 53.72 kW photovoltaic solar system addition, installed by Radiance Solar in July 2017, will significantly increase our solar electric power at the Hike Inn, providing up to 69% of our electric energy needs.

Guests have interactive opportunities to use and learn about solar energy during their stay and on our daily facility tour.

 

Look here for monthly solar production updates:

August - 4.98 MWh (daily average 160.65 kWh)

September - 5.97 MWh (daily average 199.18 kWh)

October - 5.62 MWh (daily average 181.22 kWh)

November - 4.13 MWh (daily average 137.53 kWh)

                                                       

                                                       

For more information on our Above the Grid solar initiative please visit Hike Inn News from our monthly newsletter 'FooteNotes' :  

January - Announcing New Solar Initiative in 2017 – Above the Grid

 July - Above the Grid Solar Installation Begins!

August - Above the Grid Began on the Trail

September - Above the Grid Catching the Summer Sun

 

All of this would not be possible without the generous financial support of  All Points North Foundation and the commitment of our Len Foote Hike Inn Board of Directors. 

 
Hike Inn 2017 solar initiative  'Above the Grid ' installed by Radiance Solar.  Generation capacity 53.72 kW.

Hike Inn 2017 solar initiative  'Above the Grid ' installed by Radiance Solar.  Generation capacity 53.72 kW.