Tag Archives: savings
Common sense every day actions such as switching off lights,unplugging appliances when not in use, reducing heating and washingclothes on cooler cycles may have a bigger impact on the reduction ofcarbon dioxide emissions than previously estimated. A new study published by the UK Energy Policy journal claimsgovernmental advisors are using figures that are 60 per [...]
One of our customers, Bruce Pollard of Sicklerville, NJ, sent us a great email which laid out his costs and savings wheninstalling a 4.5 kW solar electric system with groSolar. Here are thenumbers: It was just a little over a year ago that groSolarfinished the installation of the 4.5kw Solar Project on our house. Ithought [...]
Thebenefit of reducing energy use, as opposed to enhancing energyproduction, is often overlooked as legislatures and lobbyists line upto garner mind-share in the energy debate. However, a remarkable lessonin energy savings was launched during the energy crisis of a fewdecades ago. Some 1970s-era research at the Department of Energy’sLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory spurred an energy [...]
What’sthe cost of installing a solar power system – on or adjacent to acommercial building – and how much energy will you save? As always, location is a key factor. Below are the numbers for a small 2,800 SF office building in Portland, Oregon. Basic Cost & Payback In Oregon, a combination of State, Federal, [...]
The energy efficiency provisions in the House energy and climatebill (H.R. 2454) could save $750 per household by 2020 and $3,900 perhousehold by 2030, according to an analysis by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). An ACEEE news release notes that not only will efficiency reduce the costs to consumers and businesses of [...]
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