Energy Independence Day
- 364,000 kWh/yr reduction through energy efficiency
- 256,300 kWh/yr from PV projects installed so far
- 22,000 kWh/yr from solar thermal projects installed
This means our customers achieved a ratio of 57% efficiency and 43% renewable energy.
We also installed 19 Electric Vehicle Charging stations for EV owners by June 30 this year. If we assume each car does 8,000 miles/yr of electric driving, altogether they will avoid the purchase and burning of 5,000 gal/yr of gasoline, further reducing carbon emissions.
We will update these numbers at the end of the year, and the outlook is good. If you include the energy required to refine the gasoline they won't be buying, our customers' projects completed in 2012 will net 1,364,600 kWh/yr.