Happy Monday! In celebration of the recent news that the federal tax incentive for solar installations has been extended for an addition five years, we thought we’d share some fun facts on solar power.
Ever wonder how much you’re offsetting your carbon footprint by living in a LifeStyle solar-powered home? Read on to reveal the “power” of solar!
(Estimates based on an 8.2 KW solar system.)
- The energy produced by a solar-powered home in one year can power a single light bulb for 86 years!
- The energy produced by a solar-powered home in one year can power the Eiffel Tower for 48 hours! That’s right. The world’s tallest manmade structure (1,063 feet) can be lit up for two full days using the same amount of power this home’s solar system produces in one year.
- You need to plant 178 trees to equal the amount of toxic co2 emissions offset by a solar-powered home in one year.
- You power your refrigerator for 6 years using the same amount of energy a solar system produces in one year.
- In one month, a solar-powered home with an 8.2 KW system has the power to energize 276,000 household batteries!
How impressive are these fun facts? Of course, they are estimates and many factors, including weather, as well as the size and orientation of the solar-powered home, all play a role. Even so, we hope this fun little quiz gave you a good comparison of how much power is produced by just a single solar system.