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Energy efficiency hits the Famous Santa Monica Pier ferris wheel

Aside from the fact that the Santa Monica Pier ferris has been a staple of Los Angeles, they don’t call it famous for nothing. The ferris wheel has been featured in Hollywood hit movies, music videos and is not only the most famous ferris wheel in the world but its the most energy efficient. Its the only solar powered ferris wheel in the entire world, Santa Monica has an abundance of solar resources, pacific park understands how to take advantage of solar power and now energy efficiency. Solar Panels that power the ferris wheel is old news, but the recent upgrade to LED bulbs that light up the ferris wheel is now saving the pacific park even more money by reducing their power consumption. Becoming more energy efficient now allows the ferris wheel to maximize on its solar power system more effectively. Combining solar panels with energy efficiency lighting is the best value a solar power system can offer but very rarely accomplished. If you’re considering solar panels, pairing up LED lighting with a solar electric system can be one of the best moves you can make. LED lights have a lifetime of over 10 years, do not contain harmful mercury like CFL light bulbs and use the faction of power a CFL or Incandescent uses. LED lights produce less heat and have a brighter output compared to older lighting technology. LED is the future of lighting and the famous Santa Monica Pier is leading the...

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Home Energy Saver

Home Energy Saver, A U.S. government resource to help home owners learn about energy efficiency. The website specifically compares the energy usage of an average home (base on your zip code) to an efficient home in your area. Typed in my zip code of 91791, and the results where shocking, the average home in my zip code pays $1,314 a year on energy, an energy efficient home in my area pays only $899 a year, which is a savings of $415 this year. Energy is has an inflation rate of 6% a year, so those potential savings will increase each and every year! Try it out for yourself, you might find the results very interesting: http://hes.lbl.gov/ So how can you make your home more energy efficient? There are a ton of ways to become more energy efficient for a no or little upfront cost, below are a couple low cost methods: Keep an eye on your vampire loads (unplug appliances you are not using that are plunged in) Buy some LED light bulbs, these will not only last over 10 years longer than incandescents or CFLS , they are environmentally friendly since there is no mercury like CFLs and are the blubs that suck the least amount of electricity each year. For more information on products that can help your home become more energy efficient....

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