Solar, Sourcing Renewables - April 20, 2021
Little Rock Audubon Center Now Powered With 100% Solar
The National Audubon Society’s Arkansas location is now home to the state’s first 100% renewable energy-powered nonprofit organization. The Little Rock Audubon Center’s (LRAC) 35-kilowatt solar power plant was custom designed to meet the center’s total electricity demand. The Center also features a Solar Learning Lab, which will provide solar power technology educational opportunities for the community.
"In order to protect the birds that we love and the places that they need to survive, it is important that we do everything we can as an organization to reduce our own carbon emissions,” said Uta Meyer, LRAC Manager, in a statement. “This solar project not only gives us an opportunity to educate the community on the benefits of renewable energy for both people and wildlife, but it also helps ensure we’re part of the solution in everything we do.”
The LRAC solar power plant will reduce carbon emissions by the equivalent of removing 2.7 million passenger car miles from the highway over the next 20 years. The Solar Learning Lab in the LRAC will include the ground- mounted solar facility tied to the center’s electric meter. The interactive educational exhibit on solar technology created by the solar center provides two tracks of educational curriculum. These will be geared towards K-12 students and nonprofit leaders.