Winston County, Alabama
Camp McDowell has planned to take the camp completely off the grid in the future. In efforts to run the farm completely on renewable energy sources, the camp started with multiple solar energy systems that power several parts of the camp. The five solar energy systems power the Doug Carpenter Hall, Phifer Hall, St. John’s Pool House, The Welcome Center, and The Chapel.
A cumulative 86.1-Kilowatts has been installed on the camp ground thus far. The savings realized on the monthly power bill for the five buildings will go into a reserve fund that will be used to finance future developments in energy independence at Camp McDowell.