Fifty Families Help Fresno Chaffee Zoo Go Solar

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SunPower and SunPower dealer Pacific Solar donate a solar power system to the Fresno Chaffee Zoo, thanks to the first 50 Fresno area households that bought or financed SunPower systems during the company’s “Let’s Solar Fresno” campaign. As part of the campaign, SunPower and Pacific Solar agreed to donate one solar panel to the zoo for each SunPower system sold or leased in Fresno in August.

 

SunPower (NASDAQ: SPWR) and Fresno-based SunPower dealer Pacific Solar are donating a solar power system to the Fresno Chaffee Zoo, thanks to the first 50 Fresno area households that bought or financed SunPower systems during the company’s “Let’s Solar Fresno” campaign.

As part of the campaign, which launched in August, SunPower and Pacific Solar agreed to donate one solar panel to the zoo for each SunPower system sold or leased in Fresno in August, up to a total of 50 panels. They also agreed to donate a majority of the cost of the installation. 

The solar system will be installed in two arrays: one on the zoo’s education department building and one on the sea lion exhibit. The system is expected to offset approximately 13 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually, the equivalent of the automobile emissions produced through using about 1,300 gallons of gasoline.

“We’re grateful to the first 50 Fresno families who chose to go solar with SunPower and, as a result, are helping Fresno Chaffee Zoo go solar as well,” said Terri Mejorado, Director of Marketing at Fresno Chaffee Zoo. “We expect the system will allow us to lower our electricity bills, and use those savings to enhance the programs and services we offer the community.”

“I’m impressed by how quickly Fresno families met this challenge to enable the zoo to benefit from clean, renewable solar power,” said Dave Wasemiller of Pacific Solar. “SunPower panels deliver more energy in less space, maximizing savings and peace of mind. This is an amazing opportunity for our community.”