Children from Willow Creek and Oakland Tech celebrate the announcement of PG&E's $150,000 donation to The Marine Mammal Center for a new solar installation. left to right: The Center's Executive Director, Jeff Boehm and PG&E Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Center board member John Simon.
March 4, 2010
Here comes the sun! The break in this week’s rain was timed perfectly as the sun shone brightly on the children gathered from Willow Creek and Oakland Tech schools to celebrate PG&E’s announcement of a $150,000 donation to The Marine Mammal Center for a new solar installation.
PG&E’s $150,000 donation will create a 20 kilowatt solar installation at the Center’s new headquarters. This solar addition with work together with the Center’s current 23 kilowatt array and will allow the Center to produce an additional 35,000 kilowatt-hours of clean, renewable energy. This is the equivalent of powering up to 4 homes! Equally important, the Center will save $4,000 a year just from harnessing the power of the sun!
The Center and PG&E will also work together to incorporate renewable energy principles into the Center’s existing education program. PG&E’s Solar Schools Program www.pge.com/myhome/environment/pge/solarschools/index.shtml teaches students about renewable energy. This award-winning program makes science fun. The program teaches students how their everyday actions can truly affect the environment.
This special partnership between PG&E and the Center will help create the next generation of environmental stewards.