Sheltering New Solar at Texas Humane Heroes with Green Mountain Energy™ Sun Club™

January 29, 2013

Texas Humane Heroes Awarded First Solar Array Installation Thanks to Donation from Green Mountain EnergyTM Sun ClubTM

$50,000 donation from Sun Club provides renewable energy to No Kill, non-profit animal shelter

Native selected for solar array installation by Green Mountain Energy Sun Club.

Leander, TX– The Green Mountain Energy™ Sun Club™ is pleased to announce it made a few new furry friends with a donation of $50,000 to Texas Humane Heroes (formerly the Humane Society of Williamson County) to fund the No Kill animal shelter’s first solar array. Texas Humane Heroes will also receive an accompanying educational display, teaching visitors how renewable energy works. The Sun Club is a unique program enabling Green Mountain Energy Company’s residential customers, including many in Williamson County, to provide solar power to non-profits, like Texas Humane Heroes.

Texas Humane Heroes supports two No Kill shelter locations in Central Texas with the goal of placing animals in good homes with pet owners willing to make lifelong commitments to the animals. In 2012 alone, the organization found homes for 2,595 homeless dogs and cats. The solar array will generate electricity for the organization’s facilities, reducing their operating costs related to electric consumption and minimizing their environmental impact, allowing them to expand their programs and increase awareness of both the environment and adoptable animals in the area.

“We are grateful for this generous donation from the Sun Club and look forward to introducing renewable energy to our organization,” said Ron Marullo, Executive Director, Texas Humane Heroes. “Combining cost savings on our electricity bill with renewable energy aligns with our goal of providing thousands of animals each year with safe shelter, finding permanent, loving homes for those pets, and utilizing sustainable business practices.”

The array will sit on the pavilion at the organization’s new Memorial Garden, which will serve as a quiet place to remember past pets and friends and host small celebratory ceremonies and events.

“Texas Humane Heroes provides an amazing service to the community and we’re proud to help the shelter introduce a renewable source of energy that helps them carry out their mission,” said Tony Napolillo, Sun Club Program Manager, Green Mountain Energy Company. “This donation would not be possible without the monthly contributions of our customers, including those based locally, and is a testament to their dedication to renewable energy.”