North Texas Renewable Energy Group - Event Photo Journal
2011 Botanical Research Institute of Texas ("BRIT")
Our day at BRIT was part of a larger event in Fort Worth called "A Day in the District", where several museums and other facilities were open to the public. Transportation was provided between facilities free of charge by the City of Fort Worth. North Texas Renewable Energy Group members were asked to set up a booth in the BRIT parking lot. While our location was ideal for a solar energy display, BRIT was the least visited of the seven museums and other facilities that day. This gave us ample time with visitors to our booth, and an opportunity to see a part of the BRIT building not open to the public - the 52 kilowatt solar arry on the Institute roof.

An Institute staff member displaying a large Texas pine cone. (Everything is bigger in Texas!)
Various native Texas plants were on display.
Plants originating in other states were also on display. These were from Oregon, but are now also found in Texas.
Thistle that started in New York but also found in Texas - in 1924!
Madagascar plant from Missouri.
Cactus from New Mexico.
The entire roof is covered with soil. It grows grass in the summer, and acts as insulation at the same time.
Large open area in the center of this photo is a breezeway between parts of the BRIT building.
Another area of the rooftop. The BRIT building is large, and not easily photographed.
Soil gauges at various locations of the roof measure and report soil moisture content and temperature.
Part of the 52,000 watt solar array.
And another....
Here, the solar array looks solid, but it's not. There are spaces between each solar "tube".
The spaces allow light to go through and be "captured" on the backside to produce even more electricity.
The array stretches the length of the BRIT building.
A sample of the array is displayed inside. Each tube catches light, and produces electricity.
Aerial view of the NTREG booth and Solar Shuttle.
We did have visitors to our booth, but overall, this was a quiet and very pleasant event.
NTREG members Jimmy Banks (blue shirt) and Mike Renner (behind the booth visitor).
Mike Renner (right), NTREG Chair, talking with another visitor.
Note Dan's "Sun Oven" to the right, near the orange safety cone. A sun-cooked meal! Dinner was the best part of the day!
For the most part, this was how our booth looked throughout the day. The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History attracted most of the visitors.




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