Birmingham Zoo debuts new solar energy system

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The rain moved in on Wednesday, but it began with sunshine in many areas including the Birmingham Zoo. And the park took advantage of the sun’s rays to debut a brand new solar energy system. The solar array is installed in the children’s zoo.

The ribbon cutting supports the Zoo’s mission to conserve energy. An education kiosk is also provided where visitors can monitor energy generated by the system. Under ideal conditions, the panels can generate enough energy to power about 6 homes.

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