To produce the same amount of energy as Darren Reardon's solar installation, a nuclear power plant would consume 7,360 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.
Darren Reardon's solar installation has produced enough electricity to charge a smartphone 1,003,933 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 Darren Reardon installed solar, helping save more than 2,637 gallons of water...enough for 774 heads of lettuce.
Darren Reardon's solar installation has produced the same amount of energy as burning 3,815 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.
Darren Reardon's solar installation has produced the same amount of energy as burning 42 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.
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 Darren Reardon installed solar. In total, they have saved 86 gallons of water, enough to grow 16 heads of broccoli.
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