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On the grid or Off the grid? Pictures courtesy of:
Start with things outside Pictures courtesy of:
Looking inside the home Pictures Courtesy of: Home Heating Water Heating
Lowering Electrical Usage in the Home Courtesy of: Changing the lighting throughout the home
Increasing attic insulation Courtesy of:
Courtesy of: Reversible Fans to help lower both heating and cooling costs Hang dry clothes to help lower costs from appliances Unplugging devices or using power strips to limit vampire energy
How much will this cost Solar Panels 10kW system After tax benefits 23,100 Electric powered vehcile After tax benefits 16,500 Outdoor power equipment (estimate) 500 Hot water heaters 1,200 Home heating and cooling 7,700 Total Cost 49,000 Cost of conversion Yearly electrical savings 1,860 Yearly gas savings from vehicle (average 392 gallons average cost $2.69) 1,054 Yearly savings in oil for home heating 1,200 SREC credits (estimated average $170/credit) 1,700 Yearly savings of . . . 5,814 Savings over 20 years 116,280 Monetary benefits of going solar
Effects this has around the globe Starting at home Rank State Count Cost$/W Capacity (MW) #1 CA 626820 6.27 7378.81 #2 NJ 51046 7.39 2283.74 #3 MA 71421 5.27 1941.27 #4 AZ 89361 5.14 1647.18 #5 NY 51005 5.56 575.34 #6 NV 16048 4.6 359.85 #7 TX 14343 4.91 333.38 #8 CT 23643 5.35 248.61 #9 PA 11432 6.11 241.55 #10 NM 8356 5.89 187.71 Courtesy of: We do not need to live in a state that is thought to have a larger amount of sun than average to have solar power. Using just the top 4 states there would be 10,558 tons less CO2e in the air if solar power took the place of coal fired power plants.

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