Hundreds of animals live at the San Francisco Zoo, but now the Zoo is home to a different type of attraction…a sustainability exhibit, featuring a vertical-axis wind turbine. Together with a small solar panel, the wind turbine powers LED lights in the historic Earthquake Shack which has been restored and converted into an interpretive center.

Joe Fitting, VP of Education and Conservation at the SF Zoo, chose a turbine designed and installed by local San Francisco company, Blue Green Pacific. The system is connected to a battery backup and officially became operational in April 2010.

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