VOL. 17 ISSUE NO. 8   | FEBRUARY 23 – MARCH 1, 2011

FEBRUARY 23, 2011

Cave Creek Museum goes solar

cave creek museum solar ribbon cuttingThe Cave Creek Museum celebrated its new solar system with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Feb. 18. (L-r) Evelyn Johnson, Museum executive director; Cave Creek Town Manager Usama Abujbarah; Museum board president Barbara Chatzkel; Carefree Mayor David Schwan; Shaun Nesbitt, Patty Vileneuve; and Pam DiPietro. Courtesy photo

CAVE CREEK – Cave Creek Museum is the first non-profit in the Town of Cave Creek to “go solar.” The Friday ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the first time the Museum generates its own energy from the sun.

The new system, which is worth about $70,000 including Arizona Public Service rebates and discounts, is expected to meet museum electricity needs and save about $4,000 the first year. The Museum received a $34,277 grant from the Arizona Department of Commerce in October 2010 to help pay for the installation.

Cave Creek Museum is located at 6140 Skyline Drive. For more information call 480-488-2764, or visit www.cavecreekmuseum.org.

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