Solar was brought to the Sciencenter. Thank you for helping us bring solar to the Sciencenter in Ithaca, NY! Thanks to donations from supporters across the United States we installed a 15 kW photovoltaic (PV) solar energy system for the Sciencenter in October 2016.
By giving solar energy to the Sciencenter, we help them pay for the electricity needed to provide leading-edge science education: teaching children (of all ages) about the wonders of science and the importance of protecting the environment, while also addressing climate change!
The Sciencenter, which welcomes over 100,000 visitors from across the country each year, has created a new exhibition gallery that empowers guests to engage in sustainable practices in their daily lives. One of the exhibits in this gallery presents the benefits of solar energy as a way to live sustainably. This open-ended and hands-on exhibit illustrates how technology is able to harness energy from the sun and showcase a historical and real-time display from a viewable PV array on the Sciencenter's roof. Graphics accompanying the exhibit inform visitors to the Sciencenter that this PV array is supplying all of the energy required to power the entire Sustainability Gallery.
Additionally, energy savings from the PV array offsets the Sciencenter's operating costs, which helps the Sciencenter continue to offer and grow its free access programs including free memberships for low-income families.
THANK YOU to individuals and organizations who have made contributions to help bring solar to Sciencenter!
Special Thanks to....
Jerry & Eileen Cellucci
Nancy Chau, Berit Bergquist, Mike Johns, Youness Scally