Earth Day: Neighborhood Greening & Solar Launch!
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Greensgrow’s annual Neighborhood Greening event in honor of Earth Day– plus the dedication ceremony for our new Solar farmstand donated by Green Mountain Energy™ Sun Club™.
This year along with Subaru, Green Mountain Energy and volunteers from the community, we will replant flowers displayed at the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show and celebrate Earth Day together. We will be planting at a few locations around the neighborhood. Volunteers will be treated to lunch-see sign up form below.
Greensgrow and the Green Mountain Energy™ Sun Club™ will flip the switch on the new solar farmstand. Our new structure topped with 16 solar panels, will generate renewable energy and help reduce our electricity costs. The Sun Club® is a unique program enabling Green Mountain Energy Company to donate solar power to non-profits like Greensgrow Farms.
This solar project was made possible by a $20,000 donation to the farm last year. The 4.8-kilowatt solar array is comprised of 16 panels and covers 480 square feet on the top of the unique structure, designed and installed by Sunora Energy Solutions. The structure will serve as a “solar farm stand”, providing a shaded place for customers to pick-up fresh produce and offsetting about 10 percent of the farm’s onsite electricity needs such as lighting and refrigeration. An array of this size can generate 4,962 kilowatt-hours of pollution-free energy, and avoid an estimated 9,600 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) each year.
Green Mountain EnergyTM Sun ClubTM
Green Mountain EnergyTM Sun ClubTM is a program empowering Green Mountain Energy Company, its residential customers, and employees to donate solar power to sustainably minded non-profit organizations. Since the program’s founding in 2002, the Sun Club has helped install more than 600 kilowatts of solar power through more than 55 unique projects.
Green Mountain Energy Company
Green Mountain is the nation’s longest serving renewable energy retailer and believes in using wind, sun and water for good. The company was founded in 1997 with the mission to “change the way power is made.” Green Mountain offers consumers and businesses the choice of cleaner electricity products from renewable sources, as well as a variety of carbon offset products and sustainable solutions for businesses. One of Green Mountain’s largest customers is the “world’s most famous office building,” the Empire State Building in New York City. Green Mountain customers have collectively helped avoid more than 24.5 billion pounds of carbon dioxide emissions.