'World's First' Solar Panel Mural Revealed

A solar panel went up in downtown San Antonio on Friday , and it’s one that’s unlike any other. “This is an excellent example of combining art and technology, art and science,” said Penny Boyer of the Land Heritage Institute , a 1,200-acre nature preserve that promotes land stewardship and renewable energy. “This is the world’s first solar mural installation.” The mural is actually comprised of four panels combined to form a 6 and one-half feet by 13-foot solar panel mural. Artist Cruz Ortiz created a Monarch Butterfly, labeling it La Monarca — Spanish for the monarch — and appearing much like a large Loteria card. There’s also a 24 in the upper left. “The 24 indicates the 24 actions that our city has agreed to take on to become the first monarch butterfly champion city as designated by the National Wildlife Federation,” she said. The Land Heritage Institute’s Robert Ferry says right now we’re on the cusp of major…

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