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Alcatraz Escaping Fossil Fuel Dependence

Posted by Annie Lindseth In Thursday, August 5 2010 under: Alcatraz, Solar Power Info, San Francisco solar, California Solar

One of San Francisco's most famous sites has taken the plunge: Alcatraz plans to install 1,300 solar panels. The prison turned tourist destination has a unique energy crisis, as until now it has run on two diesel generators. Fuel has to be ferried from onshore, and these generators have consumed 50,000 gallons of diesel every year.

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