Unfortunately strong lobbying of many governments around the world by those who profit from continued use of fossil fuels has resulted in a severe lack of action to reduce CO2 emissions and curb further global warming by those with the responsibility and power to do so.
Fortunately there is a growing wave of awareness and action to implement technologies and practices to reduce CO2 emissions, and to move the world towards using a more sustainable energy mix. Apricus’s ranges of solar thermal products are a part of that clean energy mix. Apricus products are an effective way for ordinary businesses and households to directly reduce their own carbon footprint and help become part of the solution!
How much CO2 can be saved?
By using renewable energy sources such a Solar Thermal, directly reducing CO2 emissions.
On average, for every 1kWh of grid electricity from non-renewable energy sources, around 0.6kg / 1.3lbs of CO2 is produced, and burning natural gas for water heating produces about 0.185g / 0.4lbs of CO2 for every kWh (not including production and delivery embodied carbon or gas burner efficiency).
In the average household, water heating accounts for around 30% of CO2 emissions. Installing a solar water heater can provide between 50-90% of a household’s hot water heating energy needs, and reduce CO2 emissions by more than 20%. If offsetting electricity from non-renewable sources, installing an Apricus AP-30 solar collector can save around 1500kg / 3300lbs of CO2 each year. That is roughly equivalent to planting more than 380 urban trees, or each year driving 10,000 km or 6250 fewer miles in a mid sized modern petrol (gasoline) car.
A solar thermal collector is therefore an excellent way to reduce your household’s carbon footprint.