Enchanted Rock goes solar powered, reduces energy use by 50%


Green Mountain Energy Sun Club has donated the funds used to purchase and install a 12-kilowatt solar array for the park’s headquarters. The solar array offsets about 50 percent of the park’s energy usage, resulting in reduced energy costs and more park enhancements. The addition of the solar array at the park’s welcome center will […]

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (KXAN) – Enchanted Rock State Natural Area has taken steps to reduce energy use and enhance the park by installing a solar array to the park’s headquarters.

Park officials say the 12-kilowatt array will reduce energy use by fifty percent, lowering costs and allowing for more park enhancements. They flipped the switch at a ceremony Thursday.

Visitors will be able to learn about sustainability and alternative energy before checking out the rock.

Green Mountain Energy Sun Club donated the money for the new power source.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Austin-Travis County

More Austin-Travis County News

Latest Central Texas COVID-19 Cases

More Coronavirus Live Blogs

Trending Stories

Don't Miss