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Remote FWP Cabin Powered by Sun, Wind

The sun and wind are providing power to a Fish, Wildlife and Parks cabin at the Robb Creek Wildlife Management Area about 20 miles southwest of Alder.

The project at Robb Creek was installed in July 2002, according to Mark Hines, an engineer with the state Department of Environmental Quality. The system includes 750 watts of photovoltaic panels (Siemens SP75) and 1 kilowatt of wind power from a Whisper H80 turbine. The off-grid system gets backup power from a bank of batteries.

As part of the project, Hines said, the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks installed a high-efficiency refrigerator and compact fluorescent lighting.

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