It’s that time of the year when we should pause and think about the one we love. Or, as I often do, think about how much I save as I walk past the florists! It’s with that sentiment that I urge you too to stop, think about how much you are or should be saving on energy and carbon costs.
How much do you love saving? Or how many roses can I buy with the savings from my next electricity bill?
Good questions and I’m glad you asked. I decided to test my theory and work out how many roses one could purchase on Valentine’s Day by reducing an electricity bill for one of our clients.
I did two very simple things, I replaced all the old lights in the building and car park and replaced them with LED lights. I then mounted a solar system on the vacant roof space.
On one hand, I reduced the consumption of the building by over 30% by simply replacing the power-hungry lights. These lights were using the same amount of power since new but producing only half the light, but with the new LED’s, better light using much less power.
On the other hand, I reduced the buildings draw from the grid by installing a 100kW solar PV system. This offset the electricity consumption by a further 25%.
Bingo bango that there is how you end up having enough money to spend thousands upon thousands of dollars next year on bunches and bunches of roses… call me cupid or call me stupid but I think it was Huey Lewis & the News who said it best (and not Jennifer Rush) …that’s the power of love!