27 Apr '12, 10pm

Solar Energy – Path to Net Positive Energy & Global Sustainability

When we installed nearly 100 photovoltaic panels on the rooftop of US Solar Institute ’s Fort Lauderdale office, our goal was simple – to show the world how easy and affordable it was to harness free energy from the sun. The results exceeded even our wildest dreams. These solar panels generate as many as 150 kilowatt-hours of clean energy – enough to cover all our electricity needs plus leftover capacity to power the equivalent of two average-sized homes. Not only is our Fort Lauderdale campus the region’s very first 100% PV-powered college, but we’re also the first “Net Positive Energy Building” to hit downtown. What does that mean exactly? It means we consume less energy than we produce. And the energy that we do consume (and produce) is all clean and green. Doing the Right Thing – At a Profit What do we do with this additional electricity? We sell it back to Florida Pow...

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