LEHI, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In a continued effort to think green, conserve energy and create a more enjoyable environment for guests, Thanksgiving Point reached an agreement with Utah’s premier and fastest growing solar company, Legend Solar, to equip the Museum of Ancient Life with a 1,500 solar panel array. The solar installation will provide a savings of $1.5 million in power bills during the lifetime of the panels, which is an estimated 60 percent of the current power usage of the museum.
“This agreement with Legend Solar creates a wonderful relationship with Thanksgiving Point,” said Mike L Washburn, CEO of Thanksgiving Point. “As we strive to better our property for guests, this relationship also allows us to soften our global footprint as well. We’re very excited to partner with Legend Solar.”
Highlights of the agreement include:
- 10-year agreement that includes $2 million to support the mission of Thanksgiving Point.
- The museum will now be called the Museum of Ancient Life in the Legend Solar Building.
- Ongoing marketing support for Legend Solar with Thanksgiving Point printed publications and social media.
- I-15 digital marquee recognition for Legend Solar as partner with Thanksgiving Point.
Beginning in January 2018, 167 panels will be installed to the museum’s roof. Each subsequent year another 167 (minimum) panels will be added. Upon completion, the museum will generate 450 kilowatts of power.
This is the third sponsored solar installation Legend Solar has signed in Utah. The company previously announced a $10 million sponsorship and 1,500-kilowatt system for Dixie State University, and became the official solar provider of BYU Athletics, a sponsorship that includes an 800-kilowatt solar power system.
“As a clean energy company, Legend Solar is delighted to join in partnership with Thanksgiving Point as we educate people about the benefits of solar power,” said Shaun Alldredge, co-founder and co-owner of Legend Solar. “We are excited to help support Thanksgiving Point’s mission to ‘cultivate transformative family learning.’”
This 450-kilowatt solar installation will create an environmental impact that is the equivalent of removing 3,169 cars from the road for one year, planting 388,853 tree seedlings or providing enough energy to power 2,216 homes for a year.
The Museum of Ancient Life houses North America’s largest display of mounted dinosaurs, including 60 complete dinosaur skeletons. It is also home to more than 50 hands-on displays for guests to learn about all eras of dinosaurs.
About Thanksgiving Point
Thanksgiving Point is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization comprised of a farm, garden, and museums that are collectively dedicated to providing opportunities for transformative family learning and fostering an environment where positive, meaningful experiences naturally happen. Created in 1996 by Alan and Karen Ashton, Thanksgiving Point has become a center of community engagement for more than two million annual visitors from all 50 states and around the world. Thanksgiving Point is located at 3003 North Thanksgiving Way in Lehi. For more information, call 801-768-2300 or visit thanksgivingpoint.org.
About Legend Solar
Since 2012, Legend Solar has set the bar as Utah’s premier and fastest growing provider of solar power for businesses and homes. Recognized at No. 29 on the 2016 Inc. 5000 list, the company has been expanding throughout Utah, Nevada and Oregon, with future expansion plans for Arizona, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.
Legend Solar is an Elite Dealer for SunPower, one of the world’s most innovative and sustainable energy companies that manufactures the highest efficiency solar panels available today with the industry’s best 25-year combined product and power warranty. The company was named Residential National Rising Star by SunPower for its outstanding performance as a new SunPower dealer in 2015, and Residential Regional Top Producer of the Year for 2016.
Legend Solar ensures that customers receive the best value for their installation by customizing the system to meet each family’s needs. The company helps customers take advantage of appropriate tax credits and provides them with aggressive financing options, so homeowners can afford to get into solar power today. For more information, visit www.legendsolar.com.