Jackal Hut

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“10th Mountain Division Hut Association looks to Sunsense for all solar electrical work at the huts because they have a proven ability to design, install, and maintain solar electric systems in very remote locations and extremely unforgiving environments. This partnership with Sunsense allows 10th Mountain to further its mission of providing warm, comfortable shelter in the backcountry, often enjoyed by those who have little or no prior experience with solar electrical systems. This user base creates unique challenges and Sunsense has responded in every instance with creative and clever solutions to provide dependable power at the huts.”

 

Ben Dodge, Executive Director, 10th Mountain Division Hut Association

Project Description

In one of the more remote locations in the 10th Mountain Division Hut system, for many years this hut was Winter Time only usage. Now it is being used in the summer time too so we tilted the PV panel to increase summer production, replaced the batteries with new sealed batteries and upgraded the charge controller to Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT).

System Specifications

  • System Size: 0.168 kW
  • PV Modules: Solarex MSX56
  • Inverters: APT Powercenter
  • Mounting System: Flush wall

Project Notes

  • Location: 15 miles north of Leadville, CO
  • Date Completed: 1992

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