Green Mountain Energy helps Houston school go solar
While some companies limit their green programs to a big splash on Earth Day, Austin, Texas-based electricity provider Green Mountain Energy Company has used Earth Month to continue its efforts to encourage renewable electricity.
Earlier this month, the renewable electricity provider announced a $50,000 donation to the Wilson Montessori School in Houston, Texas, to help support the addition of a major new solar power installation.
The donation comes as part of Green Mountain Energy's Sun Club program. The new solar array will help Wilson in the Houston Independent School District's Green School Challenge, a program to encourage schools to cut down their energy and water usage, among other conservation efforts.
"Houston ISD is doing a tremendous job with their Green School Challenge," Tony Napolillo, program manager of Green Mountain Energy Sun Club, said in a statement. "They are committed to saving both energy and resources on their campuses, and Green Mountain is delighted to help Wilson Montessori further its green initiatives."
Texas is a growing center for solar energy, having moved into the top 10 states for solar power installations in 2010, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association.