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Megawatts for Green, Energy-Efficiency
Efficient Alternative Energies for Green Homes and Businesses
& Alternative Energy
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Before you size the
renewable energy system for your home, invest in as many negawatts as possible.
is a negawatt?
Negawatt power is a
term coined and then promoted by Amory Lovins of the Rocky Mountain
Institute. It means investing in energy efficiencies to reduce electrical
consumption rather than investing in additional generation of electricity.
Lovins theory was
that we can actually support the growth of the electric supply by
improving the efficiencies of homes, businesses, lifestyles, and
electrical appliances rather then constructing a new power plant. We
create an effective or "virtual' power plant by saving energy rather
than actually building more plants to supply additional electricity.
Lovins called this reduction in electrical demand through energy
efficiency, or through using electricity at non-peak times, a "negawatt",
a term he first saw as a typographical error for "megawatt."
Austin followed this
theory when faced with constructing another power plant. Now Austin is a
leader in energy efficiency and solar energy. If it worked there, it can
certainly work elsewhere, including the electricity you produce on your
If you make your home
more energy efficient, you are producing negawatts. If you or your family
make lifestyle changes to lower your electrical consumption, you are
producing negawatts. When you produce enough negawatts, you can buy fewer
solar panels to cover your electrical generation needs.
further information about Renewable
Energy or this area of Texas
green builder, or green remodeler
in North Central Texas
or the Dallas-Fort Worth area?
Are you purchasing or building a home?
Ready to add renewable energy?
Interested in living more sustainably?
Contact Terry Jensen
Frugal Energy, LLC
972 251-1532 or 817 443-2553
Please call. If I can answer without
seeing your home or business,
I will do so at no charge.
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