TITLE

Discounting CFLs

PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
Home Energy;Nov/Dec2007, Vol. 24 Issue 6, p32
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the discounted energy savings in using compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). An 18 watts CFL can be used for an average of 8, 000 hours or around 5.5 or 6 years realizing a 456 kWh energy savings at the rate of 76 kWh per year. In calculating the discounted energy savings, the expected future average rate of 9.3¢/kWh is to be multiplied by 76 kWh per year that will result to $7.068 in yearly avoided energy costs. Over 6 years, the savings would be around $36.05 but in using the Energy Information Agency (EIA) figures, the result would be $46.
ACCESSION #
27343604

 

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