Our region’s electric power companies’ fuel mix is:
Non-Hydro Renewable 3%
(Source: U.S. EPA)
Electricity from the Sun
Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta (NWUUC) is combining energy conservation and a 22.7kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system to reach its goal of a zero carbon emission facility.
The first phase of the solar PV system is a 20-module array installed in January 2009. Upon completion of all phases of the PV system there will be a total of 108-modules covering the sanctuary roof.
When completed the solar PV system will generate 2,540kWh/month or 30,480kWh/year of clean electricity.
Offsetting the same amount of electricity generated by coal-fired utility power plants will have the equivalent of one these annual positive effects on the environment:
- 47,905 pounds of carbon dioxide not released into the atmosphere
- 50 barrels of foreign oil not imported
- 2,466 gallons of gasoline not consumed