LUM Solar Panels – Update

Energy Savings So Far – Eight Month Report

Autumn is approaching and the days are getting shorter, but there is still hope that solar energy will be good. The LUM Solar Energy Initiative launched about eight months ago, and to date, the LUM Office building has generated over $3,902 worth of electricity, the equivalent of 26.32 megawatts of solar energy. Thanks to LUM, 40,757 pounds of carbon dioxide were NOT emitted, the equivalent of 1,027 trees being planted.

In addition to the environmental benefits of going solar, the savings to LUM could be $5,000 per year. The LUM September 2019 energy bill was $303.07 less than last year’s. This savings include a 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. Hopefully there will be several days this fall with bright sun and clear skies, and the amount of energy generated daily will be substantial.

Stay tuned for more updates in the future.

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