Texas Discovery Gardens
Where: Dallas, TX
Dedication Date: September 16, 2015
Donation Type: Solar Electric
Size: 6 kW
Claim to Fame: Solar-powered Snake House--Snakes!!!
Texas Discovery Gardens was awarded a $50,000 donation from the Sun Club to purchase and install a solar pavilion at the non-profit’s Natural Learning Center. The solar array enhances the Gardens’ existing sustainability initiatives to preserve the environment and protect Texas wildlife. Not only is it providing shade for outdoor classes and events, but also pollution-free power from the sun for the nature center's snake house.
The 410-square-foot solar array is estimated to produce 8,400 kilowatt-hours annually, which will save Texas Discovery Gardens more than 252,000 kilowatt-hours over the panels’ 30-year life span and save them money each month which will go back into supporting their important mission.