Thanks, in part, to a $100,000 sustainability grant from Green Mountain Energy Sun Club®, the IDEA headquarters in Weslaco, TX, is being fitted with 1,072 solar panels for a 364kW system! This 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.
Solar panels will allow IDEA to utilize the world’s largest source of energy—the sun! In 2016, solar power was the fastest-growing source of new energy around the globe. Though it still accounts for only about 2 percent of total electricity generation in the United States, solar energy has proven itself as a viable form of renewable energy, poised for continued growth in years to come.
And the best part about solar energy? As long as the sun shines, we can use it to heat, cool, and light our headquarters without polluting our planet.
IDEA is flipping the switch for these solar panels on November 15, 2018 and will celebrate the IDEA headquarters turning two! We are so proud to go solar and reduce the carbon footprint in Texas.