Color Us Happy: Crayola Adds Solar Power Park

Color them Green!

With a giant green crayon cheering them on, executives from Crayola used multi-hued shovels to break ground on a new solar park at their Pennsylvania plant last year.

Recently, the crayon maker “flipped the switched” and began using the electricity generated from some 26,000 PV panels to produce an estimated one billion crayons a year.

The solar plant was funded in part by a federal stimulus grant.

The video below provides detail on the solar system and on Crayola’s reasons for embracing renewable power in the first place. (Look for the execs. with crayon-drawn name tags. Very cute.)

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