Mesa Verde greening up

Mesa Verde greening up

Park’s Visitor and Research Center strives for net-neutral energy use
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Frank Cope, facility manager at Mesa Verde National Park, displays the newly installed micro-hydroturbine.
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Frank Cope, facility manager at Mesa Verde National Park, checks the water pipes that feed the micro-hydroturbine. The turbine generates enough electricity to power three or four average-size houses.
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Frank Cope, maintenance manager at Mesa Verde National Park, explains how the newly installed micro-hydroturbine works.
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The MESA VERDE Visitor and Research Center, which opened in December, has a photovoltaic solar array to generate electricity. The park is planning an official grand opening, with events for the public, on May 23.
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