As the Winter Olympics kick off this week with an eco-friendly agenda, it seems only appropriate that a previous host of the Winter Olympics announced that they are making their facilities sustainable, as well. The iconic Squaw Valley ski resort, and its sister resort Alpine Meadows, is now dedicated to running on 100 percent renewable energy by December 2018. The change will not only affect the two Lake Tahoe resorts but also the surrounding Olympic Valley area.
So how will the ski resort achieve 100 percent clean, renewable energy? Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows plans to collaborate with Liberty Utilities to source solar, wind, hydropower and other renewable energy. The energy provider also plans to buy and install Tesla batteries to serve as a backup source of clean and renewable power for the area. The batteries will be made near Squaw Valley in Tesla’s Gigafactory in Nevada.