Energy efficiency and renewable energy sources including LED lighting, variable speed drives, wind and solar energy systems, battery storage and whole-building energy management platforms are playing an increasingly important role in electrical market demand and product development.
The Copper Development Association’s recent conference, EVs: Navigating the Road Ahead, offered attendees a mind-bending update on the potential and challenges ahead for widespread implementation of electric vehicles.
The 27-module array will produce a minimum of 11,234 kWh’s per year – 86% of the homeowner's annual usage. This means his $1,923.86 annual electric costs will be reduced to just $265.18, and the savings will pay for his system in just 5.5 years.
As part of a 20-year agreement, the Westar Energy wind farm will provide Kansas State University with 14MW of power, which is approximately 50% of the current load of the university's Manhattan campus.