Conservation for the Luxury Consumer

Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 11:27 AM,

“Most of our grid-tied customers today are average consumers – people with multiple TVs, pools, even luxury homes. They are not trying to live an alternative lifestyle in a cabin,” says Sam Nutter of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative. It runs an alternative-fuels program.

In essence, by producing their own solar power – but also staying hooked to the grid – homeowners can have their solar cake and eat it too. They can slash their use of commercial power from fossil-fuel plants, but still be able to run their power-hungry amenities like electric dryers and air conditioners. “We do have a lot of electronics around the house, and we don’t want to give up a lot of that,” Ms. Hallisey says. “We don’t have a big-screen TV yet. We feel we are being less wasteful and, with solar, still have the renewable energy we need to power the things that we really want.”

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0212/p14s02-sten.html

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~ by severalfourmany on July 28, 2008.

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