July 2, 2017
Look up at the south-facing roofs and you will see our collection of solar photovoltaics.
- We have 585 solar panels, each generating 280 watts. Altogether they generate 187,960 kw/hr per year. That’s enough to power a typical house for a month! Here at the Commons that’s enough to power ALL of the outside lights and interior common areas.
- Any extra power produced by the panels is banked with the electric company and credited to the Commons.
- Solar panels produce no climate changing emissions and typically pay for themselves in 7 years. (That includes the government rebates available for solar power installation.)