UCC Goes Green
The United Community Center is starting off 2009 by increasing our eco-friendliness and reducing our carbon footprint. This past fall, over 70 solar panels were installed on the roof of UCC's main administration building, and they are now active. The panels face south and have the capability to produce over 16,000 kilowatt-hours each year, which could save UCC close to $4,000 annually.
The solar panels also offer students of Bruce-Guadalupe Community School the unique opportunity to monitor the energy harvesting capabilities of the system on a website that shows the panels' efficiency. Students that witness UCC's dedication to making an environmentally sound choice to utilize solar power can gain a new level of pride in their school and community, and UCC's action might be able to inspire awareness and passion within these students to make environmentally conscious decisions in their own lives.
To view the effects of UCC's solar panels, click here.
Installation of the panels was funded in part by Focus on Energy and We Energies.