Growing crops uses a ton of water (it takes more than 5 gallons of water to grow a single head of broccoli), so good thing Evan Smith installed solar. In total, they have saved 4,865 gallons of water, enough to grow 908 heads of broccoli.
To produce the same amount of energy as Evan Smith's solar installation, a nuclear power plant would consume 5,155 gallons of water. Did you know that on average, nuclear power plants use more than 6,700 gallons of water per household per year? That's enough water to fill up a bath tub more than 250 times.
Evan Smith's solar installation has produced the same amount of energy as burning 157 gallons of gasoline. As the grid continues to get cleaner, and as electric vehicles continue to grow in popularity, we will need less and less fossil fuels to get around.
Evan Smith's solar installation has produced the same amount of energy as burning 4,522 pounds of coal. The type of electricity powering your home varies by your location, but suffice it to say that the more clean energy that is on the grid, the less we will need to rely on fossil-based fuels.
To produce the same amount of energy as Evan Smith's solar installation, a coal plant would release 4,577 pounds of carbon dioxide. To put that in perspective, approximately every two pounds of carbon dioxide is equivalent to one pound of coal.
Evan Smith's solar installation has produced enough electricity to charge a smartphone 199,513 times. The next time you see them talking on the phone or texting, you'll know it's powered by clean, renewable energy.
As a population, we need clean water to drink and to produce our food. Growing a single head of lettuce requires 3.5 gallons of clean water. Good thing Evan Smith installed solar, helping save more than 713 gallons of water...enough for 209 heads of lettuce.
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