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Solar power at the refuge

By REFUGE / DDWS - | Mar 3, 2021

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The “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge reported that the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge recently installed an interpretative sign about its solar power initiative in the parking lot of the Visitor & Education Center. It tells how the refuge has lightened its carbon footprint — and power costs — by switching to solar power, and tells the public how they can do the same. Solar power negates climate change: In the year 2020, the center’s solar system produced 86.3 MWh of power. That equates to running a 100-watt light bulb for 99 years or a refrigerator for 53 years. It is the carbon offset equivalent of saving 1,562 trees.