Flipping the Switch at IDEA's Headquarters



On Thursday, November 15, IDEA Public Schools partnered with Green Mountain Energy Sun Club and Alba Energy to "flip the switch" for a 1,072 solar panel system at the IDEA headquarters in Weslaco,Texas. The ceremony served a dual purpose--to celebrate IDEA going solar and the IDEA headquarters building turning two years old! 

The powering of the 364-kilowatt solar array system at IDEA was made possible, in part, by a $100,000 sustainability grant from Green Mountain Energy Sun Club. It will offset 861,898 pounds of carbon dioxide per year, the equivalent of 789 households turning off their lights for a year or not driving 1,064,204 miles.

This solar project will help establish IDEA Public Schools as a leader in sustainability, and with the inclusion of edible gardens, power generation and innovative waste solutions, IDEA Headquarters could become the first self-sustaining building in South Texas.




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