Yosemite spotlight is on solar power

Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher (with scissors) cuts a ceremonial ribbon marking the completion of the Park’s new solar energy array at El Portal. Long-time Mariposa resident Mike Wichmann, the Park’s construction manager, joins him at left. Mariposa County District 1 Supervisor Lee Stetson is at right in this view.Yosemite officials last week unveiled an array of solar panels that will generate close to 800,000 kilowatt hours of electricity each year.

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