We are good at talking the talk, now we’ve taken a big step in walking the walk. Our headquarters in Lander has gone solar. With the installation of a rooftop photo voltaic panels, we are supplying 97% of the power to our office from the sun. The 53 solar panels will help us reduce more than 27,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions a year – one of the major contributors to climate change. They will also save more than 17,000 pounds of coal from being burned annually for the next 25 years!
Installing the first of 53 photovoltaic panels on the roof of the Lander office.
Climate change is the biggest environmental challenge we face. The Nature Conservancy is dedicated to facing this challenge. We play an important role in international climate negotiations and, here at the state level, we are crafting science-guided plans as part of our conservation goals. Making this conversion to solar is one way we can reduce our carbon footprint.
Construction underway on installing 53 photovoltaic panels.
Our project was one of 3 in Wyoming to receive partial funding through Rocky Mountain Power’s Blue Sky Program, which is voluntarily funded by customers of the utility. As a participant in this program, we are also offsetting our use of natural gas and helping support other renewable energy projects.
The completed installation. Note other neighboring buildings with similar arrays.
You can monitor the energy use and power source at our Lander office. Click here