Solar Energy Makes a Difference

Each year, the average home in the United States consumes 10,399 kilowatthours (kWh), Or, an average of 867 kWh per month. 1

The ANNUAL environmental impact of the average residential consumer, switching to solar energy 2 :

  • Carbon sequestered by

    • 122 tree seedlings grown for 10 years

    • 8.7 acres of U.S. forests in one year

  • CO2 emissions from:

    • 827 gallons of gasoline consumed

    • 8,039 Pounds of coal burned

    • 17 barrels of oil consumed

  • Greenhouse gas emissions avoided by

    • 2.6 Tons of waste recycled instead of landfilled

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1.  Average residential utility consumption provide by Independent Statistics and Analysis US Energy Information Administration Link to

2. Environmental Projections provided by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, using “The Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator.”  For methodologies of each calculation, visit EPA.GOV

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