Lakewood Ranch-based Willis A. Smith Construction Sept. 4 has helped Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium improve its energy efficiency.
Willis A. Smith donated one system of 126 photovoltaic panels, valued at about $115,000. The product was installed by RegionSolar, which obtained a rebate for nearly half the cost.
The 2,310-square-foot, 30.2-kilowatt solar-power system, which is being mounted on the southern roof of Mote’s Ann and Alfred Goldstein Marine Mammal Research and Rehabilitation Center, will start capturing solar energy this month to supplement electrical power at Mote’s nationally recognized hospitals for dolphins, small whales and sea turtles.
Local donor and solar-energy supporter Jim Lampl donated a second 30.2-kilowatt system to supplement power at Mote Aquaculture Park (MAP) — the lab’s environmentally responsible fish farm and research facility in eastern Sarasota County.
Mote is launching its new Sustainable Energy Initiative this month.
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18 'Last Night Out' - Brides Against Breast Cancer Fundraiser
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
19 Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance June Executive Briefing - "Creating a Social Media policy at your place of business"
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20 Welcome Club of Sarasota/Manatee Luncheon
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
28 Regatta Pointe Marina River Regatta 2013
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Ranch course designer takes helm
Rick Robbins has been elected president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects.
June 18: Daily Headlines Video
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PHOTO GALLERY: CMHS Boys Basketball Camp
More than 50 boys, ranging in age from fifth through ninth grade, hit the court for Cardinal Mooney High’s annual boys basketball camp June 18. The camp began June 17 and runs through June 20. Over the course of the four-day camp, participants learned the basic fundamentals that are essential to the game of basketball. Players focused on shooting, ball handling, passing, footwork, concepts of teamwork and defense while improving their overall basketball IQ.