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#56 Miller High School - Corpus Christi, TX
#55 Plano Sr. High School - Plano, TX
#54 San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts - San Angelo, TX
#53 Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center - Ft. Davis, TX
#52 Brookhaven College - Farmers Branch, TX
#51 Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi - Corpus Christi, TX
#50 Armand Bayou Nature Center - Pasadena, TX
#49 World Hunger Relief, Inc. - Waco, TX
#48 Garden Oaks Elementary - Houston, TX
#47 Moody Gardens - Galveston, Texas, TX
#46 Texas Humane Heroes - Leander, TX
#45 Greyston Foundation / Bakery - Yonkers, NY
#44 Wilson Montessori School - Houston, TX
#43 Philabundance - Philadelphia, PA
#42 The Human Impacts Institute - Brooklyn, NY
#41 Singularity Solar Energy - Denton, TX
#40 Gladys Porter Zoo - Brownsville, TX
#39 Perot Museum of Science and Nature - Dallas, TX
#38 Waco Habitat for Humanity ReStore - Waco, TX
#37 Live Oak Classical School - Waco, TX
#36 Rice University Habitat for Humanity - Houston, TX
#35 Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens - Dallas, TX
#34 GrowNYC Union Square Greenmarket - Manhattan, NY
#33 Dallas Habitat for Humanity Office Building - Dallas, TX
#32 University of Houston - Houston, TX
#31 Cameron Park Zoo - Waco, TX
#30 Fort Worth Zoo - Fort Worth, TX
#29 Art Museum of South Texas - Corpus Christi, TX
#28 Houston Habitat for Humanity Green Build - Houston, TX
#27 Botanical Research Institute of Texas - Fort Worth, TX
#26 Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame - Fort Worth, TX
#25 The da Vinci School - Dallas, TX
#24 Dallas Children’s Theater - Dallas, TX
#23 Texas State Aquarium - Corpus Christi, TX
#22 McAllen Chamber of Commerce - McAllen, TX
#21 Ft. Worth Museum of Science & History - Fort Worth, TX
#20 Chinquapin School - The Highlands, TX
#19 Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council - Houston, TX
#18 Eastfield College - Mesquite, TX
#17 Texas State Technical College - Harlingen, TX
#16 Ballroom Marfa - Marfa, TX
#15 Satori Elementary School - Galveston, TX
#14 Workshop Houston - Houston, TX
#13 Waco Chamber of Commerce - Waco, TX
#12 Houston Zoo - Houston, TX
#11 Museum of Nature and Science - Dallas, TX
#10 The Ronald McDonald House - Austin, TX
#9 Sheldon Lake & Environmental Learning Center - Houston, TX
#8 Heard Museum - McKinney, TX
#7 Dallas Habitat for Humanity - Dallas, TX
#6 Dallas ISD Environmental Education Center - Dallas, TX
#5 Houston Habitat for Humanity - Houston, TX
#4 Seabrook Intermediate School - Seabrook, TX
#3 Alvin High School - Alvin, TX
#2 Upper Kirby District Center - Houston, TX
#1 Winston School - Dallas, TX
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#56 Miller High School
Corpus Christi
12/19/2013
Solar Electric
5.5 kW
6,892 Kilowatt Hours of Clean Energy Annually
7,963 lbs/Yr; Not Driving 8,804 Miles in a Car
Powering the Oldest School in Corpus Christi with Solar Power
Native
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Roy Miller High School is the oldest high school in Corpus Christi, where it is known as a center for science and technology. A $20,000 donation from the Sun Club built a roof-mounted 5.5-kilowatt solar array which is expected to generate 6,892 kilowatt-hours of pollution-free energy each year.  A comprehensive energy monitor, donated by Pecan Street Inc. will also give the staff and students unprecedented insight into the school's energy use and the impact the solar array has throughout each season of the year. “We are looking forward to finding unique and innovative ways of utilizing the data in our student’s everyday work.  This is a real-time, hands-on learning opportunity for our students and we are extremely grateful, said Mrs. Stella Torres, Miller High School Principal.
IN THE NEWS:
Press Release
#55 Plano Sr. High School
Plano
12/19/2013
Solar Electric
6 kW
7,133 Kilowatt Hours of Clean Energy Annually
8,242 lbs/Yr; Not Driving 9,112 Miles in a Car
First Solar School in Plano I.S.D.
Native
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
A two-time National Blue Ribbon School, and a Texas Exemplary School, PSHS has a long history of academic excellence and innovative programs. And now thanks to a $20,000 donation from the Sun Club, the grounds of the campus also features a pole-mounted 6-kilowatt solar array. Not only will it help reduce the school's energy bill and environmental footprint, but thanks to a robust monitoring system donated by the Pecan Street Inc., the array will be also be utilized in the classroom, too. "Our students will be able to track and analyze their own energy use at the school and see the impact of the solar panels in real time and see the benefits of solar energy and energy conservation,” said Mark Yoder, AP Environmental Systems teacher at Plano Senior High School.“We're hopeful that any changes we can make in the students' thinking here will have a compounding influence in the community after they leave here."
IN THE NEWS:
Press Release
#54 San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts
San Angelo
12/16/2013
Solar Electric Shade Structure
16.5 kW
25,396 Kilowatt Hours of Clean Energy Annually
29,344 lbs/Yr; Not Driving 32,441Miles in a Car
First Sun Club Donation in San Angelo and first Sun Club Solar Carport
Native
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Solar energy is now helping to spark the creativity of the artistic community in West Texas thanks to a $50,000 donation from the Sun Club to the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts! The museum used the grant to build a much needed shade structure in its parking lot with solar panels for the roof. This unique structure not only produces pollution-free electricity for the organization, it also offers its patrons a much need reprieve from the Texas summer heat. The array was dedicated on the first stop of the Sun Club's 2013 Solar Road Trip.   The solar shade structure is estimated to annually generate 5,900 kilowatt-hours of pollution-free energy, helping offset about 5 percent of the museum’s annual usage and avoiding an estimated 9,600 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) each year. That’s like not driving 10,600 miles! To celebrate the dedication of his unique donation, the Sun Club and museum sponsored a solar-themed art contest for area students. The winners were recognized at the dedication ceremony and their art work was put on display within the museum.
IN THE NEWS:
PV Solar Report ArticleDedication Press Release; 2013 Solar Road Trip Picture Album
#53 Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center
Ft. Davis
11/13/2013
Solar Electric
6.76
10,667 Kilowatt Hours of Clean Energy Annually
12,300 lbs/Yr; Not Driving 13,600 Miles in a Car
After the Array Was Dedicated We Hosted the First Sun Club Star Party with Local Astronomers!
Native
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
The sun shines brightly in west Texas and that was just one more reason why  the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center was a perfect for a solar donation from the Sun Club. This amazing non-profit has the mission of promoting public awareness, appreciation, and concern for the natural diversity of the Chihuahuan Desert region through research and education. A $30, ooo donation from the Sun Club installed a 6.7 kW ground-mounted solar array which is enabling this organization put more resources into their important mission of  promoting public awareness, appreciation, and concern for the natural diversity of the Chihuahuan Desert region.   Highlights of the Nature Center include a desert botanical garden, 1400-sq.-ft. cactus and succulent greenhouse, more than three miles of hiking trails, and interpretive exhibits. Both formal and informal education programs for children and adults are offered throughout the year. The Sun Club is thrilled to make this very sunny spot in Texas even brighter!
IN THE NEWS:
More Photos
#52 Brookhaven College
Farmers Branch
10/22/2013
Solar Electric
7.3 kW
11,189 Kilowatt Hours of Clean Energy Annually
12,928 lbs/Yr; Not Driving 14,293 Miles in a Car
Second Sun Club Donation in the Dallas Community College District.
Native
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Founded in 1978, Brookhaven College is one of the seven colleges of the Dallas County Community College District. The college is dedicated to reducing energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions, and a $60,000 donation from the  Sun Club will help them achieve those reductions. The funds were used to build a publicly-visible, ground-mounted solar array on their campus. They will also be used to build other innovative solar features around the campus such as a solar cell phone charging station and solar lighting for a bridge that will connect the college to a Dallas city park. Educating the students on solar energy was also one reason Brookhaven was chosen as a Sun Club recipient, with the array being used as a teaching tool in several classes.
IN THE NEWS:
Donation Announcement
#51 Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi
8/30/2013
Solar Electric
25 kW
31,300 Kilowatt Hours of Clean Energy Annually
36,000 lbs/Yr; Not Driving 40,000 Miles in a Car
Used by Engineering Students to Help Develop More Efficient Solar Technology
Native
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is leading the charge towards more efficient solar technology with help from a solar array installed on the roof of the Engineering Building on campus. The purchase and installation of the solar array was funded by a $75,000 donation from the Sun Club. The 100 photovoltaic panels live on top of the Engineering Building and are estimated to produce more than 31,300 kilowatt hours a year . The donation from the Sun Club is the first solar installation at the Island University, which is converting sunlight into pollution-free electricity to reduce both utility bills and the University’s carbon footprint. “The solar array at the Island University is one of several projects strengthening our reputation as a leader in green technologies,” said University President Flavius Killebrew. “The University will incorporate this new source of renewable energy as a tool for instruction and research to help advance the solar energy field. We’re proud to team up with Green Mountain Energy Sun Club to make these learning opportunities available for our engineering students.” The Sun Club solar project will be integrated into the University’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) outreach activities. It will also allow the University to increase its use of sustainable energy and provide researchers and students with strong educational benefits from the technology.
IN THE NEWS:
Press Release; Dedication Video; KIII ABC Story; Photos; Cleaner Times
#50 Armand Bayou Nature Center
Pasadena
07/31/2013
Solar Electric
7.25 kW
8,595 Kilowatt Hours of Clean Energy Annually
9,931 lbs/Yr; Not Driving 10,979 Miles in a Car
The Sun Club's 50th Solar Dedication to a Non-Profit!
Native
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
The Sun Club hit an incredible milestone when we dedicated our 50th solar donation to Armand Bayou Nature Center, a non-profit organization that preserves an oasis of wetlands and more than 370 animal species in southeast Houston. The nature preserve now hosts three arrays consisting of 29 solar panels, contributing to more than 575 kilowatts of solar power the Sun Club has collectively added to the electric grid through its 50 solar projects.
IN THE NEWS:
Video Overview; Dedication Blog Story; 50 Reasons We Love the Sun Club; Social Media's Reaction; More Photos
#49 World Hunger Relief, Inc.
Waco
7/12/2013
Solar Electric Pavilion
10 kW
14,200 Kilowatt Hours of Clean Energy Annually
16,400 lbs/Yr; Not Driving 18,200 Miles in a Car
Using solar power to help train interns who span the globe in an effort to end world hunger.
Native
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
The Green Mountain Energy™ Sun Club™ is planting a new source of solar energy at World Hunger Relief with a $30,000 donation to install a solar pavilion at the non-profit’s farm later this summer. The organization will incorporate this new source of renewable energy into their educational programs and sustainable agriculture training aimed at ending hunger around the world.
IN THE NEWS:
Dedication Press Release; Cleaner Times Article; Flickr Photos; Solar Array's Energy Output Monitor
#48 Garden Oaks Elementary
Houston
7/03/2013
Solar Lighting
TX Winner of
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Garden Oaks Elementary School in Houstonreceived $1,500 worth of solar ground lights from the Sun Club to help illuminate the schools beautiful wildlife habitat park. In the Fall of 2012 we asked our Facebook fans to vote for a Texas non-profit to receive a solar donation from the Sun Club and Garden Oaks won overwhelmingly! The wildlife habitat at Garden Oaks Montessori Magnet is designed to be an outdoor classroom for the kids.  The area includes a butterfly garden, a pond and a solar shaded observation deck, including an ornithology platform for bird viewing and participating in the Cornel School of Ornithology Bird Sleuth Curriculum. Native Texas plants provide young botanists a unique area for study and allow them to participate in citizen science experiments with Project BudBurst. A 650 gallon rainwater collection tank allows students to fill the pond in an environmentally-friendly way and a six-foot bioswale demonstrates how silt and contaminates are removed from the ecosystem.   Solar lighting donated by the Sun Club allows unique viewing for night time studies. Thanks to all those who voted, and of course our generous Sun Club members, for spreading some sunshine to this worthy Montessori school.
IN THE NEWS:
flikr Photos
#47 Moody Gardens
Galveston, Texas
6/28/2013
Solar-Powered Maintenance Carts & Trash/Recycling Stations
1 Cart, 3 Trash/Recycling Stations
Helping to Reduce Moody Garden's Landfill-Bound Trash by 75%!
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
The  Sun Club accelerated new recycling efforts at Moody Gardens with the donation of solar-powered recycling/trash compactor stations, and a solar-powered maintenance cart. The donation is contributing to the non-profit’s efforts to reduce its landfill-bound waste production by 75% by 2016.  “We’re excited to kick-start our new recycling program with the help of the Sun Club,” said Robert Callies, general manager, Moody Gardens. “It’s rare for Texans to look forward to the hot, sunny days of summer, but this year, Moody Gardens knows that all of that sunshine is making a difference for us, and for our planet. We’re grateful for the Sun Club’s generosity and the help of Green Mountain Energy in this new endeavor.”
IN THE NEWS:
Press Release; flickr Photos
#46 Texas Humane Heroes
Leander
04/26/2013
Solar Electric Pavilion
11.76 kW
15,800 Kilowatt Hours of Clean Energy Annually
18,200 lbs/Yr; Not Driving 20,400 Miles in a Car
First Animal Shelter to Go Solar with Help from the Sun Club
Native
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
This no-kill animal shelter just north of Austin is helping some of the most needy members of their community: unwanted pets. Because of Texas Humane Heroes thousands of animals have been saved from certain euthanasia at other local shelters and adopted out to loving homes. Texas Humane Heroes now features a solar pavilion as the centerpiece of their new memorial garden, built with the donation from the Sun Club. It’s a place pet owners can go to walk a path among wild flowers, sit under the shade of the pavilion, and remember their departed pets. The pavilion can also serve as an event venue such as a pet friendly wedding! Of course, the solar array on top is also providing pollution-free energy to the buildings, helping to reduce their energy costs. Any money saved goes right back into their mission to save as many animals as possible.
IN THE NEWS:
PhotosCleaner Times Article; Press Release
#45 Greyston Foundation / Bakery
Yonkers
04/18/2013
Solar Electric
8.82 kW
10,000 Kilowatt Hours of Clean Energy Annually
11,800 lbs/Yr; Not Driving 13,100 Miles in a Car
Supplier to Ben & Jerry's Is Now Using Solar Power to Bake Brownies and Put More People to Work!
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
These bakers on a mission don’t hire people to bake brownies, the bake brownies to hire people! Greyston Bakery is the revenue arm of the Greyston Foundation which runs a host of social programs in Yonkers, NY to help folks get back on their feet, gainfully employed and living in clean, affordable housing. They can now claim to be baking their delicious brownies (sold in Whole Foods and in Ben & Jerry’s ice cream) with solar power! The funds saved from the array go right back into their social programs, having a positive impact on the community of Yonkers.
IN THE NEWS:
Watch One Man's Story of How Greyston Helped Him; Photos; Cleaner Times Article; Sweet Jenny Blog PostPress Release
#44 Wilson Montessori School
Houston
03/01/2013
Solar Electric
9.55 kW
11,649 Kilowatt Hours of Clean Energy Annually
13,460 lbs/Yr; Not Driving 15,020 Miles in a Car
First Sun Club Donation in H.I.S.D.
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
This charter school in the Houston Independent School District is full of bright, amazing minds with a love of learning and exploration. Thanks to the Sun ClubWilson Montessori School now has an array on campus from which to learn the importance of solar energy. In addition to providing the school with pollution-free energy, it’s also incorporated into the learning curriculum of the science classes.
IN THE NEWS:
PhotosCleaner Times Article; Press ReleaseHISD Blog
#43 Philabundance
Philadelphia
11/13/2012
Solar Generator
PA Winner of "Vote Solar for Good" 2012 Facebook Challenge
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Philabundance is the largest hunger relief organization in the Delaware Valley, providing food to 65,000 neighbors in need each week. They are able to provide two meals for each dollar donated. The solar generator they receive from the Sun Club is offsetting energy use at one of their warehouses. The saved funds are used to provide food to those in the community who need it. For more information about this amazing organization, please visit www.philabundance.org.
IN THE NEWS:
Cleaner Times Article  
#42 The Human Impacts Institute
Brooklyn
11/18/2012
Solar Generator
NY Winner of "Vote Solar for Good" 2012 Facebook Challenge
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
The Human Impacts Institute works with East River State Park to bring free environmental education programs to community members and visitors of North Brooklyn.  As the park does not have electricity, the solar-powered generator donated by the Sun Club is used for HII workshops and events with other community partners. It charges batteries and electronics that serve their public events and workshops, such as outdoor lighting, cell phone chargers, portable fans and coolers, and audio equipment. It is also used to host sustainable construction, energy efficiency, and cooking demonstrations. To learn more about this great organization, visit www.humanimpactsinstitute.org.
IN THE NEWS:
Cleaner Times Article  
#41 Singularity Solar Energy
Denton
12/19/2012
Solar Electric
3.4
6,057 Kilowatt Hours of Clean Energy Annually
6,999 lbs/Yr; Not Driving 7,810 Miles in a Car
Helped New Org Make Its First Solar Donations to Low-Income Households
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Singularity Solar Energy was started in 2011 by a family who wanted to do more to help their community and promote solar energy. This new non-profit donates solar energy systems to low-income households who struggle day-to-day just pay essential expenses, like their electricity bill. The Sun Club was proud to be the first major donor to Singularity when we donated $10,000 in April 2012. Working with Habitat for Humanity, Singularity used those funds to install arrays on the homes of two deserving families in north Texas. Read more about this great story and organization; see the links below.
IN THE NEWS:
Denton Record-Chronicle Article; Cleaner Times Article; Singularity Introduction Video
#40 Gladys Porter Zoo
Brownsville
12/06/2012
Solar Electric and Educational Display
16 kW
20,537 Kilowatt Hours of Clean Energy Annually
23,729 lbs/Yr; Not Driving 26,479 Miles in a Car
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!
IN THE NEWS:
KVEO News VideoBrownsville Herald Article; Press Release 
#39 Perot Museum of Science and Nature
Dallas
11/26/2012
Solar Hot Water
Two-prong Donation to Install Solar on the Living Roof and Solar Education Inside
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Dallas has a new landmark that’s sure to turn heads and expand minds. The Dallas Museum of Science and History has a new home and name after it moved from the Fairgrounds to downtown Dallas. The building is as interesting on the outside as it is inside. Thanks to a $100,000 donation from the Sun Club, visitors are able to see first-hand how the power of the sun can be used to heat the café’s water and everything else you could want to know about solar energy. Most of the donation went towards three large solar hot water systems on the living roof, easily seen from the inside. The donation also built solar education inside the energy hall and next to the viewing area for the solar hot water heaters. The Sun Club is thrilled to work with an institution like the Perot Museum to promote solar energy to millions of visitors each year!
IN THE NEWS:
Press Release
#38 Waco Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Waco
11/08/2012
Solar Electric and Educational Display
6.75 kW
9,374 Kilowatt Hours of Clean Energy Annually
10,831 lbs/Yr; Not Driving 12,086 Miles in a Car
First Stand-Alone Habitat ReStore to Receive a Sun Club Solar Donation
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Few non-profits have the reach or respect of the world-renowned organization that is Habitat for Humanity, which is why the Sun Club loves this amazing organization. Since the proceeds from the ReStore go directly to Waco Habitat, this solar donation is helping to make quality housing affordable for low-income Wacoans while building a more sustainable world. Since 1986, Waco Habitat for Humanity has built over 140 simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with low-income families in need. ReStore is the Sun Club’s fourth solar dedication in Waco, and 38th dedication since the program was founded in 2002.
IN THE NEWS:
Video; Press Release
#37 Live Oak Classical School
Waco
10/16/2012
Solar Electric and Educational Display
6.75 kW
9,374 Kilowatt Hours of Clean Energy Annually
10,831 lbs/Yr; Not Driving 12,086 Miles in a Car
First Sun Club Application Submitted by a Student
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Donating solar arrays to schools certainly isn’t new for the Sun Club. However, the Live Oak Classical School stands out as being the first Sun Club donation being awarded because a school’s student submitted the application. D.J. Achterhof was a senior at Live Oak Classical School when his environmental science teacher encouraged the class to figure out a unique way they can each give back to the school. When D.J. saw an article about the Sun Club looking for applicants, he wasted no time applying for his school. The uniqueness of the application submitter wasn’t the only reason Live Oak was selected. The school’s focus on teaching the next generation of thinkers and problem solvers with a focus on ways to improve their communities also made them a clear choice.
IN THE NEWS:
KWTX News Video; Press Release; Baylor Lariat Article; Wacoan Magazine Article
#36 Rice University Habitat for Humanity
Houston
09/12/2012
Solar Electric
5 kW
6,397 Kilowatt Hours of Clean Energy Annually
7,391 lbs/Yr; Not Driving 8,248 Miles in a Car
Designed and Built by Rice Students in Honor of the University’s 100th Anniversary
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
To celebrate their university’s centennial anniversary, the student-run Rice Habitat for Humanity chapter wanted to design and build a house that was unique among all Habitat homes. Not only in architecture but also in energy efficiency. What they ultimately built did not disappoint. Modern, stylish, functional and built with solar energy in mind with a slanted roof perfectly situated for a 5 kW array. This is not the first Habitat home to be fitted with solar thanks to the Sun Club, but it’s certainly the most beautiful. Green Mountain employees also had the honor of helping to build this unique structure on the day the roof framing was installed. We literally raised the roof! Check out the links below for more information on this amazing, solar-powered home.
IN THE NEWS:
Video; Cleaner Times Article; Overview Video
#35 Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
Dallas
07/12/2012
Solar-powered Trams
6 Trams
First Mobile Solar Donations
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
The  Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden , voted the "Best Attraction In Dallas", is also one of the city's most beautiful outdoor attractions. It features spectacular display gardens that showcase incredible seasonal flowers, ornamental shrubs, trees and plant collections in a serene setting on White Rock Lake. The sprawling 66 acres now shine a little brighter thanks to the addition of six new solar-powered trams donated by the Sun Club! The trams have solar panels installed on their roofs and are part of a fleet of carts that transport visitors who need assistance getting around the gardens. Volunteers drive the trams and guide visitors through the grounds, making sure every visitor has a memorable experience at the famous outdoor attraction. The three larger trams were fitted with 460-watt (W) solar arrays which collect enough energy from the sun to power the cart with renewable energy for 10 miles at a time, while the three smaller trams utilize 190-W arrays and can run about 7 miles between charges.  With these trams, the Dallas Arboretum offers a mode of transportation that reflects its commitment to sustainability while uniquely showcasing and educating visitors on renewable energy.  
IN THE NEWS:
Dedication Press Release
#34 GrowNYC Union Square Greenmarket
Manhattan
06/23/2012
Solar Electric and Educational Display
720 Watts
756 Kilowatt Hours of Clean Energy Annually
750 lbs/Yr; Not taking 298 NYC Cab Rides!
First Sun Club Solar Array Donated in New York!
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
For over 30 years, GrowNYC’s Greenmarket staff, volunteers and farmers have been working together to promote regional agriculture, preserve farmland and ensure a continuing supply of fresh, local produce for all New Yorkers. This Sun Club project is unique not just because it's the first solar array donated by the Sun Club in New York, but also the first one to be placed on top of a van! Prior to its installation on the Greenmarket van permantly parked at Union Square, staff members had to use a butane-powered generator to run their appliances during their natural food cooking demonstrations for market visitors and school children. Any other equipment, such as computers and phone chargers, also had to use this butane generator. Now it's all powered by the sun with no pollution! An educational sign donated by the Sun Club informs passer-bys about the array and how it is helping the Greenmarket reduce its environmental footprint and save money, further supporting this unique urban farmer's market. For more information about this great organization, please visit www.grownyc.org.
IN THE NEWS:
WABC TV StoryDNAInfo.com ArticleDonation Announcement Press ReleaseDedication Press Release
#33 Dallas Habitat for Humanity Office Building
Dallas
01/25/2012
Solar Electric and Educational Display
47.52
62,000 Kilowatt Hours of Clean Energy Annually
68,000 lbs/Yr; Not Driving 75,000 Miles in a Car
First-ever Array on a Habitat for Humanity Office Building
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity transforms neighborhoods by engaging families and community partners in creating affordable housing. It's vision is that all individuals and families live in thriving neighborhoods where hopes and dreams are realized for generations to come because poverty housing is socially, politically and spiritually unacceptable. Since 1986, Dallas Habitat has served over 1,000 low-income families using homeownership as an anchor for hope, change, and fellowship resulting in an investment of approximately $120 million in more than 20 neighborhoods. It is the largest builder of single-family homes in the City of Dallas. Visit www.dallas-habitat.org for more information.
IN THE NEWS:
VideoPress Release; Solar Array's Video Overview; News Article
#32 University of Houston
Houston
11/02/2011
Solar Electric
20.24 kW
23,600 Kilowatt Hours of Clean Electricity Annually
31,000 lbs/Yr; Not Driving 35,000 Miles in a Car
Energy Savings Funds the First Ever Green Mountain Energy Solar Intern
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
The University of Houston is a comprehensive national research institution serving the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast Region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning and strategic industry partnerships.  UH serves more than 38,500 students in the nation’s fourth largest city, located in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region of the country. Visit www.uh.edu to learn more.
IN THE NEWS:
Donation Press Release; Dedication Press Release
#31 Cameron Park Zoo
Waco
10/25/2011
Solar Electric
27 kW
38,000 kWh of Clean Electricity/Yr
50,000 lbs/Yr; Not Driving 55,000 Miles in a Car
First Solar Arrays to Help Power a Central Texas Zoo
Native Inc.  
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
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
IN THE NEWS:
Overview VideoDonation Press Release; Zoo News; Dedication Press Release
#30 Fort Worth Zoo
Fort Worth
09/01/2011
Solar Electric
47.5
93,000 kWh/Yr
123,000 lbs/Yr; 36,000 Houses Turning Off All Their Lights for a Day.
Largest Solar Array to Help Power a Texas Zoo
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
The nationally acclaimed Fort Worth Zoo has been ranked the No. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide and the No. 1 attraction in the DFW Metroplex by Zagat survey. The Zoo is home to more than 500 animal species and a world-famous reptile collection, housed in the Museum of Living Art (MOLA). The institution’s focus on education and conservation is second to none, enhancing the lives of more than 1 million visitors a year.  For more information visit www.fortworthzoo.org.
IN THE NEWS:
Dedication Press Release; 30th Donation Article
#29 Art Museum of South Texas
Corpus Christi
08/05/2011
Solar Electric
25.38
30,000 kWh/Yr
42,000 lbs/Yr; or 1,300 Cars Off the Road for a Day
Largest Solar Array in Corpus Christi When It Was Built
Native Inc.  
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
The Mission of the Art Museum of South Texas is to advance the awareness, knowledge, appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for residents and visitors of South Texas. It presents a variety of programs which include classes, lectures, films, performances and other activities which inspire community interest in the visual arts. The Museum is affiliated with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. For more information visit www.ArtMuseumofSouthTexas.org.
IN THE NEWS:
Donation Press Release; Dedication Press Release; CBS Kiii-TV Dedication Ceremony; Texas A&M Corpus Christi Coastlines
#28 Houston Habitat for Humanity Green Build
Houston
2011
Solar Hot Water Heaters for Four Homes
The First Solar Hot Water Donations by the Green Mountain Energy Sun Club.
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Since 1987, Houston Habitat for Humanity, along with thousands of sponsors and volunteers, has built more than 840 affordable homes for purchase by hard-working, low-income Houstonians. Qualified Houston Habitat homebuyers agree to a no-interest mortgage and contribute 300 hours of "sweat equity" in lieu of a down payment. Partner families are provided with classes on money management and home maintenance. More information about Houston Habitat and its “ReStore” discounted building supply store is available online at www.houstonhabitat.org.
IN THE NEWS:
VideoThe Cypress Times Article
#27 Botanical Research Institute of Texas
Fort Worth
05/21/2011
Solar Electric & Educational Display
52 kW
65,000 kWh/Yr
84,000 lbs/Yr; Not Driving 86,800 Miles in a Car
The Array Is an Important Part of the New Building’s Design to be LEED Certified.
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Founded in 1987, the Botanical Research Institute of Texas is an international, scientific research and learning center focused on conservation and knowledge sharing. Based in Fort Worth, BRIT documents the diversity of plant life and conducts extensive research around the world. Current major projects are in Texas, Europe, Peru, and Papua New Guinea. In the last ten years BRIT scientists have located and described scores of species previously unknown to science. In the spring of 2011, BRIT moved into its new sustainable and energy efficient headquarters located in the Fort Worth Cultural District. For more information please visit www.BRIT.org
IN THE NEWS:
Donation Press Release, Dedication Press Release, NBC DFW-TV Dedication Ceremony
#26 Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame
Fort Worth
02/23/2011
Solar Electric & Educational Display
19.4 kW
25,000 kWh/Yr
33,000 lbs/Yr; 10,000 Houses Turning Off Lights for a Day
First Solar Array in the Ft. Worth Stockyards
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame honors over 100 Texas men and women who have excelled in the sport and business of rodeo and the western lifestyle. In addition to the displays dedicated to Inductees, the museum includes the Sterquell Wagon Collection, The John Justin Trail of Fame and Chisholm Trail Exhibit.  The museum also houses The Zigrang Bit Collection, Amon G. Carter’s 1933 Cadillac, The Adventures of the Cowboy Trail (a child’s four-station exploratorium) and The Jersey Lilly Old-Tyme Photo Parlor. For more information, please visit: www.texascowboyhalloffame.org
IN THE NEWS:
Donation Press Release, Dedication Press Release, Star Telegram Article, Ft. Worth Weekly Article, KXAS-TV Dedication Ceremony
#25 The da Vinci School
Dallas
10/22/2010
Solar Electric & Two Educational Displays
28.8 kW
40,000 kWh/Yr
75,000 lbs/Yr; Not Driving Over 80,000 Miles/Yr
25th Solar Donation Made through the Green Mountain Energy Sun Club
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Serving families with children from 18 months through the kindergarten and primer level through a unique, science-based curriculum, The da Vinci School’s mission is to help establish basic skills through teaching methods that enhance a child’s joy in learning, while fostering the child’s self-confidence and self-image. The school also employs environmentally-conscious practices in its everyday operations. In fact, this solar is one reason the schools new building is expecting to achieve Gold LEED certification. Click here for more information on the environmental attributes of their campus. Learn more about the school at www.davincischool.org.
IN THE NEWS:
Dedication Press Release, KXAS-TV Dedication Ceremony
#24 Dallas Children’s Theater
Dallas
09/22/2010
Solar Electric
16.2 kW
25,000 kWh/Yr
21,000 lbs/Yr; Not Driving Over 30,000 Miles/Yr
First Theater to Use Solar Energy in North Texas
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Rated by TIME Magazine as one of the top 5 theaters in the nation performing for youth, Dallas Children’s Theater is a professional theater serving more than 270,000 young people and their families through its 11 main stage productions, national touring company, and education and outreach programs. As the only major organization in Dallas focusing solely on youth and family theater, DCT builds bridges of understanding between generations and cultures, instilling an early appreciation of literature, art and the performing arts in tomorrow’s artists and patrons. For more information visit www.dct.org.
IN THE NEWS:
Donation Press Release, Dedication Press Release, WFAA-TV Dedication Ceremony
#23 Texas State Aquarium
Corpus Christi
06/14/2010
Solar Electric
10.08 kW
12,000 kWh/Yr
26,000 lbs/Yr; 15 Car Trips from Corpus Christi to New York City
One of Largest Solar Arrays in Corpus Christi
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
The mission of the Texas State Aquarium is to inspire appreciation and wise stewardship of the Gulf of Mexico. The Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums. Learn more at www.texasstateaquarium.org.
IN THE NEWS:
Donation Press Release, Dedication Press Release
#22 McAllen Chamber of Commerce
McAllen
04/22/2010
Solar Electric
2.3 kW
4,500 kWh/Yr
6,000 lbs/Yr; Taking 195 Cars Off the Road for a Day
First Chamber of Commerce in Valley to be Solar Powered
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
The McAllen Chamber, with more than 1600 members, is committed to powering the economy for South Texas, working to retain and attract jobs and investment to the region and helping regional business expand and grow. The Chamber represents business throughout the city of McAllen and all of South Texas. For more information visit www.mcallen.org.
IN THE NEWS:
Dedication Press Release, FOX XRIO-TV Dedication Ceremony
#21 Ft. Worth Museum of Science & History
Fort Worth
03/20/2010
Solar Electric & Two Educational Displays
10.2 kW
20,000 kWh/Yr
27,000 lbs/Yr; 850 Cars Off the Road for a Day
First Array Donated in Ft. Worth by the Green Mountain Energy Sun Club
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
The new Museum building, created by internationally acclaimed architects Legorreta + Legorreta with Gideon Toal, is located in the heart of Fort Worth’s Cultural District. The world-class, 166,000 square-foot facility features a collection of new, interactive exhibits and programs developed by the Museum’s staff and a team of nationally recognized designers in support of the Museum’s dedication to informal, discovery-based learning for all. For more information visit www.fortworthmuseum.org.
IN THE NEWS:
Dedication Press Release
#20 Chinquapin School
The Highlands
11/19/2009
Solar Electric & Educational Display
3.2 kW
6,300 kWh/Yr
8,300 lbs/Yr; 19 Road Trips Between Houston and Dallas in a Car
First Solar Array on a College Preparatory School in Houston
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
For over 35 years the Chinquapin School has provided economically disadvantaged youths from the Houston area with the opportunity for a better future through education. The mission of The Chinquapin School is to provide a high quality college-preparatory education to able and motivated youth from low-income families in the Greater Houston area. Through its rigorous curriculum and an emphasis on community service and earning what one receives, Chinquapin aims to produce responsible, well-educated citizens who will become constructive leaders in the community. For more information, visit www.Chinquapin.org.
IN THE NEWS:
Dedication Press Release, Houston Chronicle Article, Houston Business Journal Article
#19 Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council
Houston
09/12/2009
Solar Electric & Educational Display
10.08 kW
19,000 kWh/Yr
27,000 lbs/Yr; Planting about 1,600 trees
First Solar Array on a Girl Scouts Building in Texas
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Girl Scouts is the premier leadership organization for girls. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Chartered by GSUSA to provide Girl Scouting locally, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the country serving more than 65,000 girl members and 17,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties. For more information visit www.gssjc.org.
IN THE NEWS:
Dedication Press Release, 39News-TV Dedication Ceremony, Cooler Planet Article; Dedication Ceremony Video
#18 Eastfield College
Mesquite
09/02/2009
Solar Electric
4.4 kW
8,400 kWh/Yr
11,500 lbs/Yr; Not Driving 12,500 Miles in a Car
First Solar Array to Power a Campus in the Dallas County Community College District
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Eastfield College has been serving the eastern corridor of Dallas County. Eastfield College works to provide educational opportunities through high-quality instruction, services and programs in an environment conducive to student success in academic, technical, occupational, and continuing education. Eastfield is part of the Dallas County Community College District. For more information, visit www.eastfieldcollege.edu.
IN THE NEWS:
Dedication Press Release, Pegasus News Article
#17 Texas State Technical College
Harlingen
09/03/2009
Solar Electric
10.08 kW
13,000 kWh/Yr
27,000 lbs/Yr; Not Driving 29,000 Miles in a Car
Rio Grande Valley’s First Solar System Donated by the Green Mountain Energy Sun Club
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
With an enrollment of more than 6,000 students, TSTC grants diplomas in more than 30 programs across its Industrial-Manufacturing, Computer Information Systems and Allied Health divisions. It also offers a 48-credit Academic Core package of basic courses transferable to all four-year public universities in Texas. For more information, go to www.harlingen.tstc.edu.
IN THE NEWS:
Dedication Press Release; KGBT-TV Dedication Ceremony
#16 Ballroom Marfa
Marfa
05/08/2009
Solar Electric & Educational Display
5.25 kW
10,000 kWh/Yr
13,700 lbs/Yr; Not Driving 15,000 Miles in a Car
First Green Mountain Energy Sun Club Installation in West Texas
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Ballroom Marfa is a dynamic, contemporary cultural arts space that provides a lively intellectual environment where varied perspectives and issues are explored through visual arts, film, music and performance. As an advocate for the freedom of artistic expression, Ballroom Marfa’s mission is to serve international, national, regional and local communities and support the work of both emerging and recognized artists working in all media. Ballroom Marfa is particularly interested in helping artists and curators achieve projects that have significant cultural impact but would be impossible to realize in a traditional gallery or museum setting. For more information, visit www.ballroommarfa.org.
IN THE NEWS:
Dedication Press Release; Odessa America Online Article
#15 Satori Elementary School
Galveston
04/20/2009
Solar Electric & Educational Display
2.8 kW
5,500 kW/Yr
7,300 lbs/Yr; Not Driving 8,100 Miles in a Car
Galveston’s First Solar-Powered School
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
School was founded in 1980 with a mission to provide a nurturing environment where children discover fundamentals within the context of an integrated, real-world curriculum. The school serves children in kindergarten through fifth grade in small, multi-age classes. Each class has a two-grade span with an average of 12 students assigned to each classroom teacher. The school has a full-time teaching staff of four and a part-time staff of three teachers. Satori is committed to helping each child reach their full potential using innovative teaching, individual attention, and parental involvement. Satori is not associated with any religion. Satori requires parental involvement in the school, ranging from volunteering in school activities and fundraising efforts to serving as Board officers of the school. For more information, visit www.satorischool.net.
IN THE NEWS:
Dedication Press Release; KHOU-TV Dedication Ceremony; Galveston Daily News Article
#14 Workshop Houston
Houston
01/24/2009
Solar Electric & Educational Display
2.26 kW
4,454 kWh/Yr
5,900 lbs/Yr; Not Driving 6,554 Miles in a Car
First Joint Project between Installer (SRE) Who Donated the Labor and the Sun Club Which Donated the Materials
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Workshop Houston builds the foundations for empowered communities through creative and enriching activities for youth. Workshop Houston has five shops that provide creative, technical and educational resources: the Third Ward Bike Shop (do-it-yourself bike repair), the Chopper Shop (welding and metal fabrication), the Beat Shop (hip-hop music production), the Style Shop (fashion design) and the Scholar Shop (academic support and tutoring). Our programs use hands-on project and dynamic collaborative processes to create an environment in which youth explore new knowledge and power on their own terms. For information, visit www.workshophouston.org.
IN THE NEWS:
Dedication Press Release
#13 Waco Chamber of Commerce
Waco
05/20/2008
Solar Electric & Educational Display
9.6 kW
13,124 kWh/Yr
26,500 lbs/Yr; Not Driving 30,000 Miles in a Car
Greater Waco’s First Green Building Built to LEED Standards Thanks in Part to this Array
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
The Chamber is a voluntary association of businesses, professionals and individuals working together to build a healthy business environment, promote economic development and work effectively to improve the quality of life in the Greater Waco area. In 2008 it dedicated its new building which was the first green chamber building in America. For more information  please visit www.waco-chamber.com.
IN THE NEWS:
Dedication Press Release
#12 Houston Zoo
Houston
04/22/2008
Solar Electric & Educational Display
6.4 kW
Approximately 38% of the Exhibit’s Electrical Power at Peak Times
17,500 lbs/Yr; Not Driving 19,000 Miles in a Car
First Solar Array for an Animal Exhibit at a Texas Zoo
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Founded in 1922, the Houston Zoo is an exciting live animal adventure that provides a unique educational and conservation resource serving 1.5 million guests annually. Set in a 55-acre lush tropical landscape, the Zoo is home to more than 4,500 exotic animals representing more than 800 species. Operated by the not-for-profit Houston Zoo, Inc., the Houston Zoo is dedicated to the conservation of endangered species, the provision of engaging educational opportunities and the creation of stimulating exhibits that broaden the experiences of our guests and encourage their curiosity. For more information visit www.houstonzoo.org.
IN THE NEWS:
Dedication Press Release; KHOU-TV Dedication
#11 Museum of Nature and Science
Dallas
03/03/2008
Solar Electric & Educational Exhibit
640 Watts
This small system was built as an educational tool for young visitors to the children’s museum. The array powers various devises inside the building which the children can turn on and off while learning about the power and importance of solar energy.
First Green Mountain Energy Sun Club Donation Focused Solely on Education
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
The Museum of Nature & Science, formerly the Dallas Museum of Natural History, The Science Place and the Dallas Children’s Museum, is a non-profit educational organization located in Dallas’ Fair Park. In support of its mission to inspire minds through nature and science, MNS delivers exciting, engaging and innovative visitor experiences through its education, exhibition and research and collections programming for students, teachers, families and life-long learners. The MNS campus includes the TI Founders IMAX® Theater and a cutting-edge digital planetarium.  To learn more visit www.natureandscience.org.
IN THE NEWS:
Dedication Press Release
#10 The Ronald McDonald House
Austin
12/14/2007
Solar Electric and Educational Display
10.8 kW
Powers up to Half the Rooms
30,000 lbs/Yr; 85 Round Trips in a Car from Austin to Dallas
World’s First LEED Platinum Ronald McDonald House Thanks in Part to this Array
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Since 1985, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Austin and Central Texas (RMHC-ACT) has provided services to thousands of families whose children are seeking treatment at Austin-area hospitals. RMHC-ACT serves the 46 counties surrounding the city of Austin and Central Texas. As part of the worldwide Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), RMHC-ACT is committed to helping families of critically ill or injured children, giving them a place to rest, eat and share experiences with families of other children in similar situations. Other services provided by RMHC-ACT include administering grant money provided by RMHC Global to local organizations sharing a similar focus on children’s issues, supporting an annual scholarship program and providing burial assistance and grief counseling to families who have experienced the loss of a child. For more information  please visit www.rmhc-austin.org.
IN THE NEWS:
Installation Press Release; Dedication Press Release; Austin Business Journal Article
#9 Sheldon Lake & Environmental Learning Center
Houston
2005
Solar Electric & Energy Output Monitor
6 kW
First State Park to Receive a Green Mountain Energy Sun Club Donation. Array Moves with Sun to Capture the Most Energy.
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Sheldon Lake & Environmental Learning Center is a 2,800 acre outdoor education and recreation facility located in northeast Houston. Primary activities on the lake include fishing, and wildlife observation and activities at the Environmental Learning Center include group programming, birding, wildlife/nature study and fishing for children. The Learning Center includes a ½ mile self-guided nature trail that passes 28 naturalized ponds which contain alligators and other wildlife. These arrays are part of a renewable energy system which also includes a small wind turbine, a solar water heater and a weather station. For more information about Sheldon Lake State Park, please visit http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/sheldon_lake/.
IN THE NEWS:
Energy Output Monitor 
#8 Heard Museum
McKinney
12/15/2005
Solar Electric
6 kW
17,000 lbs/Yr; Not Driving 19,000 Miles in a Car
First Green Mountain Energy Sun Club Array at a Museum
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
The Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary is a 289-acre outdoor preserve and nature museum. Guests encounter various ecosystems along with species of birds, insects, and animals that have found refuge within the rapidly developing Collin County area. The museum features: The Living Lab, an interactive hands-on science laboratory; Venomous Snakes of Texas exhibit; and rotating nature art exhibits. For more information visit www.heardmuseum.org.
IN THE NEWS:
Dedication Press Release
#7 Dallas Habitat for Humanity
Dallas
01/21/2005
Solar Electric
1.2 kW
3,100 lbs/Yr; Not Driving 3,400 Miles in a Car
First Dallas-area Habitat for Humanity Home Equipped with a Solar Array
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, an ecumenical housing ministry in partnership with families, volunteers and others, builds communities of hope, dignity, and self-worth through the construction of quality, affordable housing and the nurture of decent, safe neighborhoods. Our goal is to eradicate substandard low-income housing in Dallas County. Dallas Area Habitat is the seventh largest homebuilder in Dallas and ranks sixth in homebuilding among U.S. Habitat for Humanity affiliates. For more information, please visit www.dallasareahabitat.org.
IN THE NEWS:
Video; Dedication Press Release
#6 Dallas ISD Environmental Education Center
Dallas
2004
Solar Electric & Energy Output Monitor
1 kW
2,600 lbs/Yr; Not Driving 2,900 Miles in a Car
Installed with the Purpose of Educating Dallas ISD Students on the Impact and Importance of Solar Energy
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Opened in the late 1970s and located in southeast Dallas County in Seagoville, TX, the Dallas ISD Environmental Education Center offers programs designed to extend and enrich the state and local schools’ curriculum. The Center consists of 500 acres of natural Texas habitat and includes interactive displays, nature trails, plants, animals, exhibits, laboratories, a greenhouse, and various gardens. The museum portion of the center includes a large orientation theater and a variety of instructive exhibits that focus on the actual ecosystems at the Environmental Center site. .
IN THE NEWS:
 
#5 Houston Habitat for Humanity
Houston
05/2003
Solar Electric
1.2 kW
First Solar Powered Habitat for Humanity Home in Houston
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Houston Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit, ecumenical housing mission, is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing in the City of Houston by helping low-income families earn a simple, decent home in which to live and raise their children. For more information, please visit www.houstonhabitat.org.
IN THE NEWS:
Video; Dedication Press Release
#4 Seabrook Intermediate School
Seabrook
2003
Solar Electric & Energy Output Monitor
1 kW
2,600 lbs/Yr; Not Driving 2,900 Miles in a Car
First Solar Powered School in Clear Creek Independent School District
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Seabrook Intermediate is the home school for the communities of Seabrook, El Lago, Clear Lake Forest, and Taylor Lake. The mission of Seabrook Intermediate School is to educate children by encouraging individual achievement and developing skills needed to be successful, responsible, and productive members of a global society. Seabrook Intermediate houses the Science Magnet Program, which offers to students a uniquely enriched science curriculum with many outside science activities. It is home of the Seabrook Spartans. For more information, please visit www2.ccisd.net/OurSchools/SeabrookInt.aspx.
IN THE NEWS:
Energy Output Monitor
#3 Alvin High School
Alvin
2003
Solar Electric & Energy Output Monitor
1 kW
2,600 lbs/Yr; Not Driving 2,900 Miles in Car
First Houston-area School powered by Green Mountain Energy Sun Club Solar Array
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Located in Alvin, Texas and part of the Alvin Independent School District. Alvin High School is home of the Yellow Jackets and features almost 50 clubs and student organizations. Alvin was one of 31 schools participating in the Texas Solar for Schools program. For more information, please visit http://www.alvinisd.net/education/school/school.php?sectionid=18.
IN THE NEWS:
Energy Output Monitor
#2 Upper Kirby District Center
Houston
07/2002
Solar Electric
43 kW
112,000 lbs/Yr; not driving 124,000 miles in a car
When Built It Was the Second Largest Solar Facility in Houston
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Founded in May 1996, Upper Kirby was the first private foundation community center to be established in Houston. Upper Kirby is the home to the Upper Kirby District Association and the Upper Kirby District Foundation, organizations established to improve the quality of life and sense of community in the Upper Kirby District. The organization serves the needs of other community non-profit organizations such as the Nature Conservatory of Texas, Inc., Mothers for Clean Air, Houston Women’s Caucus for Arts, Crisis Intervention of Houston, Inc., and Texans for Alternatives to Pesticides. Please visit http://www.upperkirbydistrict.org/ for more information.
Riverside Park Green Outlook Project
Manhattan
2013
Solar Electric and Educational Display
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
The Sun Club made it's first donation of funds to a solar project in New York in February, 2012, with the first installment of $5,000 towards a $50,000 commitment. It will go towards the solar array at the new Green Outlook facilities near the tennis courts at Riverside Park. It is expected that the project and the array will be completed in 2013. For more information about this  exciting and unique public works project, please click here.
IN THE NEWS:
Donation Announcement Press Release; Albany Sun Times Article
#1 Winston School
Dallas
05/14/2002
Solar Electric
58 kW
78,744 Kilowatt Hours of Clean Energy Annually
90,000 lbs/Yr; Not Driving 100,000 Miles in a Car
When Built it was the Largest Solar Facility in Dallas
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
The Winston School is a coeducational college preparatory school enrolling 230 bright students who learn differently in grades one through twelve. Winston serves children who exhibit learning differences in academic skills (reading, writing, math, and language) as well as attention and concentration. Winston's program is child-centered and focuses on the individual providing each student with an individualized educational plan based on comprehensive evaluations. Founded in 1975, The Winston School is accredited by the Independent School Association of the Southwest and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools. Visit http://www.winston-school.org/ for more information.
IN THE NEWS:
Dedication Press Release
Greensgrow Farms
Philadelphia
Solar Electric Pavilion
First Major Sun Club Donation in Pennsylvania
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
On April 17, 2013 the Sun Club made a $20,000 to Greensgrow Farms in Philadelphia to build a solar-powered pavilion at the urban community farm. It was the first major donation by the Sun Club in Pennsylvania! The solar pavilion will not only offer shade and shelter to the farm's workers and visitors, but it will also provide a much-needed source of pollution-free electricity while promoting the importance of solar energy. The solar pavilion is expected to be completed this summer.
IN THE NEWS:
Donation Press Release
Alpine Public Library
Alpine
Solar Electric
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Our first announced 2014 Sun Club recipient is Alpine Public Library in the wonderfully quaint west Texas town sharing the same name. This pillar of the community was named the #2 Best Small Library in the Country by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Pretty soon it's beautiful new building will also be partly powered by the sun thanks to a $25,000 donation from the Sun Club!
IN THE NEWS:
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The BLK ProjeK
Bronx, New York
Solar
PROJECT OVERVIEW:
The Green Mountain Energy™ Sun Club™ has donated $12,000 to the first solar-powered, vegetable-fueled mobile market in the Bronx at The BLK ProjeK. The donation will fund the purchase and installation of a solar array that will supplement the mobile market’s electricity usage with a new source of renewable energy and help power it through the Bronx as it delivers fresh food to inner-city neighborhoods. Learn more by clicking here.