Did you know that every time you pay your electricity bill in California, Edison uses some of that money to provide the public with educational workshops? These classes are a unique opportunity for everyone to learn how to save money, energy, and the planet.
We recently attended a class about plug-in electric vehicle chargers at Southern California Edison in Irwindale, California. When we first arrived, we sipped on coffee and walked around the interactive lighting display, which has an assortment of lamps for commercial and residential use.
Prior to the class itself, we went on the “Smart Energy Experience” tour, which is essentially a tour through a model home designed to demonstrate how Edison plans to help consumers actively monitor their energy consumption in real-time.
Our tour guide also explained how energy saving incentive programs can work for Edison customers.
The futuristic “smart” electric meters and appliances will make it easier than ever to monitor and successfully reduce energy usage. Our tour guide talked about the appliances and fixtures that the model home featured.
Our tour guide went over all the changes the average household can make to create a more eco-friendly, cost-effective lifestyle. This model home had recycled glass countertops, bamboo floors, and a washer-dryer combo that communicates electronically to pre-set dry cycles. Our tour guide also explained how energy saving incentive programs work.
Implementing natural light in the home is a powerful way to save energy. Check out this solar light pipe that utilizes natural light in the home!Edison offers a wide range of introductory and specialized classes that range from from LED lighting, to heating and refrigeration. Be sure to sign up for a few of these free workshops and learn how you can save energy. Don’t forget to take the “Smart Energy Experience” tour before your class!
I believe clean, renewable energy is key to the evolution of society as a whole. Solar powers our planet, why not harness it to power humanity? Let's power our homes, our work, and our vehicles with solar energy. It begins with raising awareness and encouraging those around us to go green.