While putting together notes for my talks over the weekend, I noticed something interesting. The amount of electricity we saved each day by converting 10 halogen downlights to CFLs (4 kWh) is about equal to the amount of electricity we are generating each day (on average) since installing a 1 kW grid-connect solar power system. … [Read more…]
I spoke at the launch of the Sustainable Illawarra Super Challenge Round 2 today at the Dapto Ribbonwood Center. Sorry guys if I rambled too much :-). It was a great session, with beautiful food and lots of local families to meet. I was pleased to see a nice strong Kiama contingent! It was great … [Read more…]
My experience with changing halogen downlights over to compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), and the electricity savings I measured.
After figuring out our baseline electricity consumption, we were mortified to see how much electricity we use. I had honestly thought our usage was about half of that amount. So, where are we wasting electricity? We have over 30 50 watt halogen downlights throughout the house. They use a lot of electricity, and we’re pretty … [Read more…]