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Solar Powers Us | Maple Grove Hot Springs

The future, it turns out, can actually look quite simple. ⁠

⁠On average, at any given moment, this entire 45-acre outpost runs on less power than a hair dryer. ⁠

⁠Typically, we use 200 – 400 watts. A toaster, for example, uses about 1,200. ⁠

⁠And all of that energy is free. Abundant. And everywhere. ⁠

⁠Every day, when the sun hits our solar array, energy from the sunlight is absorbed by the PV cells in the 30 panels. This energy creates electrical charges that move in response to an internal electric field in the cell, causing electricity to flow. We control and capture that free-flowing reaction into batteries that power a microgrid that spans our Staff House, River House, Cabin, and Forest Yurt. ⁠

⁠Sure, we did this out of necessity as an off-grid location. But it also simply makes sense as a business, as a planet, and as Humans who hope the kids of tomorrow witness the same views we enjoy today. ⁠

⁠Consider this. The entire guest experience of nearly 30-40 people runs on less power than heating up a bag of popcorn. ⁠

⁠Lights, laundry, you name it.


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