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Why Use Photovoltaics? (Rochester Solar) § Renewable Energy § Uses only the sun’s energy § 2 k. W system prevents 3, 843 lbs of CO 2 pollution by in one year
Why Continued… § An average 2 k. W system can reduce electricity consumption in an average house by 30%( Nyserda) § In Energy Star homes it can be as much as 50%( Lessord) § Use of a 2 k. W system can reduce energy costs by $32 a month (Nyserda) § New York State offers tax credits and incentives that can reduce cost by 50%
Where is PV used? Three Largest Markets (94% of growth) § § § Germany § 137% annual growth rate Japan § 22% annual growth rate (maintained) United States § 25% annual growth rate (IEA PV) §Also Used in: Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Israel, Italy, Republic of Korea, Mexico, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Who is using PV power? § § § Homes Businesses Colleges Ø Rochester Solar Technologies Ø HSBC Bank Ø Westchester Community College
Conclusion § Photovoltaic Solar Cell technology is a viable source of renewable energy. § It has already been implemented in homes and businesses of many countries. § The market for PV is growing annually because they are a practical energy alternative. § This is a technology that every homeowner can look into.
Works Cited § http: //www 1. eere. energy. gov/solar/photovoltaics. html § IEA Photovoltaic Power Systems Program. Trends in Photovoltaic Applications. Available at: http: //www. iea-pvps. org/isr/index. htm § University of Rochester. What Are Photovoltaics? . Available at: http: //www. history. rochester. edu/class/PV/whatspv. html