This week started with the celebration of Earth Day. In that spirit, here is an update on the LUM Solar Energy Initiative launched three months ago. To date, the LUM Office building has generated over $1,100 worth of electricity.
In addition to the environmental benefits of going solar, the savings to LUM will potentially be more than $5,000 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 keep increasing. Stay tuned for more updates in the future.