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GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -
Visitors to the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center in Gulfport will notice
a colorful new exhibit that just came out of the ground. It looks like a
popular type of flower, but operates like a miniature power plant. The
exhibit is considered the only one of its kind in Mississippi.
exhibit started taking root on the grounds of the Lynn Meadows
Discovery Center about a month ago. It resembles two very tall
sunflowers towering 8.5 feet in the air. The floral structures are
actually solar-power steel-framed plants.
"We want to be the
first probably along the coast, as well as the state, to be a premiere
destination for new technology. As you can see, the sunflowers are
definitely going to be a state-of-the-art project that no other place
along the coast or the state will have," said Cindy DeFrances, Executive
Director of the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center.
about 70 people gathered at the children's museum for a ribbon cutting
ceremony, celebrating the unique Powering Renewal Project. The flower
petals are solar panels that convert the sun's energy into electricity.
system is helping to power the museum, which could mean energy savings
of up to $40 a month. Visitors can learn how the process works through
monitors located inside the museum.
"It shows how much power is
being generated by the solar sunflowers, as well as gives more
information about how solar energy can be used at your house," said
Those who planted the larger-than-life blooms see
their budding potential to educate and encourage children to think about
"What happens when the oil dries up out there?"
asked Tina Shumate, MDMR Coastal Management & Planning Director.
"The children, they are our future. They're the ones that are going to
lead us. And we're old and gray and can't do it anymore, how do we
continue to have our energy?"
The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources spear-headed the solar sunflower project. It was funded by a $50,000 CIAP grant.
are two other solar structures in the Powering Renewal Project. Rooftop
solar panels are located at the MDMR's Grand Bay National Estuarine
Research Reserve in east Jackson County. And a solar LED lighting
system is set up at the USM Gulf Coast Research Lab in Ocean Springs.
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