Offsetting my Carbon Footprint

Upham Street Pottery is going green. No not “as in greenware” or the “little green papers” but as in “making our own renewable energy”. In the past, we have always paid our utility a few extra cents to buy energy produced by renewable resources, like wind, solar or biomass. Starting today, we will be producing our own renewable energy with our photovoltaic system. The 26 modules (24 on the main roof and 2 on the dormer) will produce about 5,200  kWh per year which will cover most if not all of our annual consumption. This depends a bit on how busy the pottery business gets as the electric kiln is the biggest of our loads.

Sunpower PV modules on our roof.

daniela
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