Nacogdoches is known for being the oldest town in Texas, and thanks to the Green Mountain EnergyTM Sun ClubTM, it will soon be known for its solar power! A $30,000 donation from the Sun Club has built a solar array at Stephen F. Austin State University on the roof of their recently opened Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building, and is expected to offset as much as 80 percent of the building’s energy use, according to the installer.
The solar project will be dedicated in a special ceremony later this fall when students return to school. Plans to include the solar array technology in educational materials are underway so that students interested in renewable energy can interact with data collected by the installation.
The installation was recently featured on local television news, reporting that the solar panels are the first of their kind to be installed in Nacogdoches, and the panels have residents interested in putting solar on their own homes!
Inspired to see solar in your own community? Check out gmsunclub.com to read more about the Sun Club program and see if your non-profit organization is eligible for a solar grant, or check out Green Mountain Energy’s website to learn more about solar electricity products that can power your home!