Cameron Park Zoo – Waco, TX
The Cameron Park Zoo solar photovoltaic (PV) project consists of 30kW or 128 solar panels over three buildings. The system employs the latest technology with the Enphase Micro-Inverter DC to AC current conversion system and Enlighten Web-Based monitoring system. This solar panel system will generate and estimated $200,000 worth of electricity over the next 30 years, offsetting hundreds of tons of CO2 emissions. The Zoo chose to place the solar panels on three buildings that were highly visible to the public, in hopes that future generations will be inspired to choose clean, renewable power sources whenever possible.
“We worked with Native for the last year as they installed 3 solar panel arrays on three buildings at the zoo. We found them to be knowledgeable, friendly, and organized. Because we have all ages at the Zoo, our guests’ safety was very important to us during this time. The Native staff were very respectful of all our precautions and protocols and ran a clean job site.
NATiVE was wonderful to work with in all phases of the project. Their attention to our needs and ideas was refreshing and their willingness to explain aspects of the projects that we didn’t understand was so helpful. Since resource conservation is part of our mission here at the Zoo, it has been so nice to be able to explain to our guests how solar panels are contributing to that mission.”
– Cindy W. Michaelis, CFRE Director of Development Cameron Park Zoo