29 Oct '11, 8pm

Zoo Goes Solar

Zoo Goes Solar

The Ft. Worth Zoo recently installed a large solar array to power several of its buildings. Their new solar power system is expected to save about $300,000 in energy costs over its thirty year life span. The savings will likely be applied to both local and international conservation endeavors. The zoo collaborates on animal projects in 34 countries and cooperates with the International Elephant Foundation and the Turtle Survival Alliance. $140,000 was donated by Green Mountain Energy Sun Club to purchase the new system. They have donated funds for about 30 solar installations in the state of Texas, which could have a breakthrough in solar development, due to falling solar technology prices. The huge southern state receives an enormous amount of sunlight – enough that its solar capacity alone could power the entire state. (Wind power has been their main source of renewable ...

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