Willow Beach

Meteorological Cluster with Pyranometer

Water Treatment Plant

Water Treatment Plant

Maintenance Building

Maintenance Building

Maintenance Building

Maintenance Building from a distance

Inverters in Maintenance Building

Inverters in Maintenance Building
AC and DC Disconnect Switches Can Be Seen Above

Concession Array

Concession Array

Solar Thermal Array on the Showers

Solar Thermal Array on the Showers

Map of Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Map of Lake Mead National Recreation Area

The Willow Beach campground is managed by the National Parks Service.  It is located in Arizona on the Colorado river a few miles South of Lake Mead and Hoover dam.  At this site there are three solar photovoltaic arrays and one solar thermal array to heat water for showers.  The photovoltaic arrays are monitored and the data sent to a web site which allows anyone to see the data.

35°52’25.66″ N 114°39’09.10″ W

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