The Mission of the Green Mountain Energy Sun Club:
Invest in nonprofits to advance sustainability for people and for the planet.
Since 2002, Green Mountain Energy through their Sun Club initiative for communities and nonprofits has been empowering local communities with sustainability solutions. Through nonprofit partnerships and sustainability grants, the Sun Club has delivered projects promoting renewable energy, energy efficiency, resource conservation and environmental stewardship. Learn more at www.gmesunclub.org.
Where: Wichita Falls, Texas
Donation Type: Solar Panels to Cover South Side of the Roof on the New P.E.T.S. Clinic Building.
Investment Payoff: Within Two Years the Price of the Solar Panels Should be Covered by the Energy Savings. Expectation of Covering 50% of Yearly Energy Costs and Grid Usage.
With over 13 years of service to the Wichita Falls area, the P.E.T.S. Clinic is taking their experience and reputation to a new location. The new P.E.T.S. Clinic building is over 18,000 square ft. and will provide an expansion of capabilities to all visiting clients and pets. The new clinic will serve well over the 30,000 appointments per year provided in the previous clinic building for preventative care and spay/neuter surgeries to Wichita Falls and surrounding area pet owners, shelters, and rescues.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Green Mountain Energy Sun Club, $96,000 worth of solar panels will be installed over the roof on the south side of the new clinic building. This will cover over 50% of yearly electricity usage by solar power along. Thanks to the Sun Club, the Wichita Falls P.E.T.S. Clinic will have a sustainable source of energy for generations to come, providing more room in the nonprofit budget for the P.E.T.S. Mission and acting as a beacon of sustainability in our area.