A Green Mountain Energy® Sun Club Project

Gladys Porter Zoo                                                    


Wildlife Conservation


Brownsville, TX

Dedication Date

December 6, 2012

Donation Type

Solar Electric and Educational Display


16 kW

Claim to Fame

Powering New Educational Complex

Project Overview

The new education complex at the Gladys Porter Zoo now offers visitors real-time information on the importance of solar energy. That’s because the complex is partially powered by a solar array built with $130,000 donated by the Sun Club. This south Texas landmark has the mission to promote wildlife conservation and, naturally, protecting the environment is crucial to that cause. They see the inclusion of solar energy as a natural fit in their efforts to protect wildlife. The donation of a monitor relaying the array’s production and impact to visitors inside the building also helps highlight the system’s true impact. This is the fourth zoo in Texas to proudly claim to be solar powered thanks to the Sun Club!

Filter Projects

Related Projects

Our customers have avoided


pounds of CO2

That’s like planting


new trees.