Powering Yellowstone National Park used to require fossil-fuel based generators. Toyota helped convert a part of the park to solar energy, so the lush countryside wasn’t the only part that was green.
Yellowstone National Park is one of the most beautiful, grand and majestic land preservations in America. It’s also one of the most remote stretches of land, untouched by modern technology or conveniences.
Providing power to areas beyond the reach of conventional power sources meant that fossil fuel powered generators would have to do the job. However, these generators polluted the air and the sound of the tranquil national park.
Toyota came up with a solution born out of sustainability: switch from fossil fuels to solar energy by using recycled Toyota Camry batteries.
Together, park officials and Toyota engineers were able to successfully switch power sources at the Lamar Buffalo Ranch from diesel generators to solar-powered arrays that store energy in the recycled Camry Hybrid batteries.
Jim Lentz, Chief Executive Officer, Toyota North America
If you'd like to help protect, preserve and enhance Yellowstone National Park, give to the Yellowstone National Park Foundation here.