According to the Energy Information Administration, one kilowatt-hour produces 1.35 lbs. of CO2, given the average US energy mix. Given an annual energy output of 45,000 - 80,000 kWh per year (depending on wind location), the Wind Sphere™ will offset 60,750 - 108,000 lbs. of CO2 per year. CO2 reduction will depend on your local energy supply (i.e. "cleaner" or "dirtier" than the US average) being offset by the Wind Sphere™.
Furthermore, in the United States, the commercial sector has realized the largest increase in CO2 emissions over every other sector (as depicted in the chart below). The Wind SphereÂ® is a practical solution for businesses to utilize a clean, affordable source of energy and help to mitigate these statistics.
Did You Know?
Studies show that buildings produce 48 percent of dangerous greenhouse gas emissions contributing to climate change, and that they consume 71 percent of electricity produced at U.S. power plants. Despite these statistics, only 4% of U.S. adults identified buildings at the top source of greenhouse gas emissions in a recent poll conducted by the AIA.
Percentage Change in U.S. Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions by End-Use Sector
||Total Percentage Change 1990-2007