Despite the short days, overcast skies and snowfall, the solar panels on the LUM Office building have generated over $500 worth of electricity in just two months.
In addition to the environmental benefits of going solar, the savings to LUM will potentially be $6,618 per year. This total includes the savings from the reduction in energy needed as well as revenue from trading Solar Renewable Energy Credits. This money will be re-invested in LUM programs & services in support of local families. This savings will also allow LUM to freeze the enrollment fees for the LUM After School Program for the next three years.
As the days grow longer and there are more days with bright sun and clear skies, the amount of energy generated daily will increase substantially. Stay tuned for more update in the future.