Green Mountain Invites Texas Non-Profits to Apply for Solar Energy Donations through its Sun Club

Green Mountain Invites Texas Non-Profits to Apply for Solar Energy Donations through its Sun Club.   Texas chapter will choose several 2012 recipients in September.

Green Mountain  is seeking Texas non-profit organizations interested in hosting and owning a solar energy system in 2012. The Texas chapter of the Green Mountain Energy Sun Club (formerly known as the Big Texas Sun Club®) is donating funds to qualifying Texas non-profits to purchase and install systems on their property which use the power of the sun to generate pollution-free electricity or heat water. Applications must be submitted online at www.greenmountainenergysunclub.com by Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011.

The Sun Club is a unique program in which Green Mountain’s customers can choose to support solar energy by contributing an additional $5 on their monthly Green Mountain Energy® electricity bill. Its mission is to fund, build and promote solar power while assisting non-profit organizations with a socially-responsible focus to reduce their environmental footprints. Green Mountain created the Sun Club as a voluntary program to give its customers yet one more way to make a difference for the environment.

Since the inception of the program in 2002, Green Mountain and its customers have made nearly 30 donations, installing almost 350 kilowatts (kW) of new solar power on the roofs and campuses of worthy non-profits. These donations have helped educate the surrounding communities on the importance of this pollution-free resource, and have the combined environmental impact of avoiding 3.3 million pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to date. This is equivalent to taking over 140,000 cars off the road for a week or nearly 128,000 households turning off all of their lights for a week!