Our brownies are baked with solar energy
Take a tour of our bakery in Yonkers and you may be amazed to learn that our delicious baked goods are made with a touch of sunshine, thanks to the solar array, which are on our roof donated by the Green Mountain Energy™ Sun Club™. This amazing technology converts energy from our planet’s closet star into electricity which helps power the ovens. What’s even more amazing than that? The energy it produces is 100% pollution-free. We think that this makes our products even more delicious and figured you might, too.
Spectacular Facts about Solar Energy
According to National Geographic:
- Every hour the sun beams onto Earth more than enough energy to satisfy global energy needs for an entire year!
- Solar panels consist of cells made of semiconductor materials like those found in computer chips. When sunlight hits the cells, it knocks electrons loose from their atoms. As the electrons flow through the cell, they generate electricity.
- Solar energy is lauded as an inexhaustible fuel source that is pollution and often noise free. The technology is also versatile. For example, solar cells generate energy for far-out places like satellites in Earth orbit and cabins deep in the Rocky Mountains as easily as they can power downtown buildings (and bakeries!).
- Solar energy use has surged at about 20 percent a year over the past 15 years, thanks to rapidly falling prices and gains in efficiency.
About the Green Mountain Energy™ Sun Club™
The Sun Club, which donated the solar array to Greyston Bakery, is a unique program enabling Green Mountain residential customers to give back to deserving non-profit organizations through the promotion of solar power. Monthly contributions from customers go directly toward the funding of new solar installations. Since 2002, Sun Club members have helped install more than 500 kilowatts of solar power, preventing over 3.5 million pounds of CO2 emissions. That’s like 3.8 million miles not driven or 11.6 million aluminum cans recycled. For more information or to learn how you can become a member, visit www.gmsunclub.com.