There’s nothing better than the sound of a solar electricity system working at night – its silence is only interrupted by the cry of a loon or the howl of a wolf just as Nature intended!
While 2020 has been interesting to say the least, several positive improvements came out of the border closure. One improvement will be a pleasant change for guests and a big step forward for a lighter footprint is our implementation of a solar system to the North Seal Lodge. We had tried solar several years back at our Clifton outpost but the technology was not adequate and we soon abandoned its use. Solar technology has made leaps in efficiency so this year lodge manager Kevin and his crew began to remodel our caretaker’s cabin and wire it into solar to deal with the unforgiving Northern Manitoba winters but more importantly to turn off the generators. Our system was designed to not only satisfy our winter power needs but also to allow us to go off our generators in the evenings during the busy summer season. Even with the limited sunlight hours of a Manitoba winter, this system is producing up to 9000 clean watts per day! We have even higher hopes for its capabilities during the long daylight hours of the Northern Manitoba summer. This and other projects are only the start of our forward progress as we take steps to cleaner energy. In 2021 we also plan to upgrade the Clifton and reimplement solar to run this popular outpost. Soon, other Gangler’s destinations will follow.