Audubon Society of Western PA Awarded Grant for Second Solar Array and Induction Cooking Equipment

June 13, 2023

Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania is actively transitioning Succop Nature Park away from reliance upon fossil fuels for energy. Funded by anonymous donors, the first solar array, located on top of the T. W. Phillips Barn, consists of 80 panels and is rated at 38.8 kW DC. The panels are installed and when functioning, they will generate approximately 75% of the park’s current electric demands. Later this year, a second solar array—funded by a grant from WPPSEF—on the property’s garage will add 84 panels and 40.3 kW DC, resulting in the nature park self-generating all of the electric power it needs for operation.

In addition, the WPPSEF grant funded installation of an induction stovetop to replace the current natural gas burners in the property’s historic house—as well as three portable induction countertop units to be used in educational programs to tout the benefits of induction over natural gas.

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