Solar and Wind Power

Due to the remote location of the refuge, we are off the power grid, and therefore must be self-sufficient for all our power needs. Solar provides a convenient, economical, environmentally friendly way of meeting our needs for electricity. Everything from computers, to our power tools, to our water pumps runs off of a solar system.
Solar Power at Mission:Wolf
Excess power generated the day is stored in battery banks, and can then be inverted to light the buildings during the night. The largest bank of solar panels and batteries provides electricity to our community kitchen, office and tool shop. Our vet building, visitor center, and two bunk houses, each have their own, self-contained solar and battery systems. Our well is connected directly to its own solar panel, pumping a steady flow of water up to a large holding tank behind the kitchen as long as there is sunlight.