1 Gigawatt

Since our first solar energy system came online in Sep. 2018, our total solar production has now exceeded 1.00 Gigawatt-hour (GWh) of electricity! Yes, that’s 1 million killowatt-hours (kWh), the units we are used to reading on our electric bills.

>> This has displaced more than 1.7 million lbs of CO2e (carbon dioxide-equivalent), in addition to other pollutants like sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, lead, and others.

>> This is enough energy to power 111 Hoosier households for a year, or drive around the world 133 times in an electric vehicle, or power a single light bulb for 11,415 years!

And that’s not all!

A new report out covering solar installations at K-12 schools shows that Indiana is #5 in that nation for total solar capacity! 41 MW have been installed so far, or 6 watts per capita. Good work, Hoosiers.

6 Replies to “1 Gigawatt”

  1. Sr. Linda Volk

    WHOOPIE, FANTASTIC and THANKS!
    This is a spot of “sunlight” in a time where we indeed need good news!

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  2. Sr. Shirley

    This is such encouraging news!! Is there any possibility that this can be published in the Plymouth Pilot? Is there a possible project and additional resources of how this could be replicated in Plymouth for city homeowners? How can we contribute to this for the benefit of Plymouth or Knox??

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    • Adam Thada Post author

      Sr. Shirley,

      Yes – great idea! Let me see what I can do 🙂

      If you are viewing this website from a computer, look at the upper-right portion for a magnifying glass, indicating the search bar. Type in “solar” and scroll through the posts. You’ll be able to find information on several items:
      *our local solar group purchase program, that last ran in 2019
      *other institutions that have gone solar, like The Recycle Depot and the REES Theatre renovation
      *regional solar planning workshop with Indiana leaders
      *solar + pollinators research being conducted at TCAD.

      Here’s a link to a press release from MACOG highlighting some of these: http://macog.com/news_item.html?post_id=5ecd54852920902e2cb19c9c&fbclid=IwAR3W6NZCdSAdkYEI1bX3VrwItrw9rzhWn5akfhxF1zUISzcnu0BTQ6GZ1fQ

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      • Shirley Bell

        Thanks, I finally got the message reply! Such fantastic news that I hope keeps spreading all through our area!!
        Sr. Shirley

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  3. Mary

    Wow, Adam, that is something to shout about. Hoosiers “and their power companies”
    Are starting to do the right thing!
    Grateful for all Your work, Adam.

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