The Cameron Park Zoo in Waco is now partially powered by the sun, thanks to customers in the Green Mountain Energy Sun Clubsm. The $140,000 donation funded two different solar array systems at the zoo totaling 27 kilowatts (kW) of pollution-free energy from the sun. They are expected to produce nearly 38,000 kWh of clean electricity per year by converting sunlight into pollution-free electricity.
The cumulative environmental impact of the two arrays is the same as avoiding more than 50,000 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) each year. That's the equivalent of not driving over 55,000 miles or more than 14,000 houses turning off all of their lights for one day! An educational sign about the Zoo's arrays and information about solar energy will be placed near one of the arrays.
The Green Mountain Energy Sun Club
The Sun Club is a unique program in which Green Mountain's Texas and New York customers can choose to support solar energy installations in their states by paying an additional $5 on their monthly electricity bills. This is the 31st solar project built in Texas thanks to the Sun Club since 2002 and the second in Waco. For more information please visit www.gmsunclub.com.
Cameron Park Zoo
The Cameron Park Zoo is an award winning natural habitat zoo located in Waco, Texas. Its mission is to promote conservation awareness and cultural enrichment through education and recreation, to be a survival center for native and exotic animal species, and an active community partner in economic development through tourism. For more information, visit www.cameronparkzoo.com
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