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Why The Power House? We chose to build the solar house for these reasons: 1. To create a sustainable house to be an example of how individuals can live.

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2 Why The Power House? We chose to build the solar house for these reasons: 1. To create a sustainable house to be an example of how individuals can live sustainably. 2. To show that a house can be created relying solely on renewable resources of energy and can be as luxurious as any other house 3. To demonstrate to the community what we have learned about energy efficiency through real- world applications.

3 Our population is growing The world growth chart from 1950 to 2050 (U.S. Census)

4 The Horrifying Truth Just think, when you plug in your IPod, Laptop, or T.V., you automatically use coal or non- renewable energy source. But if you buy a solar panel, your saving the planet!! Even though they cost more money than your monthly bill, they eventually make YOU money! The skyrocketing usage of oil. Graph found on

5 Nonrenewable energies are running out Graph found on U.S. Department of Energy Notice the ever increasing gap. Amount of coal consumed vs. generated:

6 Energy Consumption by source 8% of our energy comes from nuclear energy. Look! Our energy uses are not good for the environment.

7 Just About How Much Energy Is The Solar House Using? The energy we use comes only from the sun, we dont use a wall plug, or petroleum, or even coal! Some people may ask, Well, if its such a solar house, then why aren't you using all new and efficient materials to build? Because, we are trying to prove that you can make a solar home out of an existing house, and that you can save money!

8 Algebra I Honors SOLAR HOUSE

9 Incandescent vs. LED LED bulbs can last for over 60,000 Hours. Incandescent bulbs can only last for 1,000 hours. The average household spends about $213 per year on Incandescent bulbs. The average household spends about $42 per year on LED bulbs. By switching bulbs you will be saving $171 per year.

10 Without Solar Panels….. Orange county would spend $2,719,200 The solar house would spend $3.24 An average house would spend $ HMS would spend $26,400 With solar panels it would all be FREE!

11 Number of Solar Panels for A… Solar house-1 Average house-21 Howard-4,583 Solar panels last for over 40 years with a 25 year warranty!

12 Solar HouseAverage HouseHoward Middle School Sq. Footage401,700693,656 KWH used/month271,020220,000 CO2 emissions/month ,428308,000 Number of panels needed. (200w) 1214,583 The Energy Given To You

13 Credits!!! A special thanks MUST go out to the following as without your help and support, this project would not have been possible: Progress Energy The Foundation For Orange County Public Schools Bill And Cathy Payne UCFs College Of Engineering Jimit Shah Florida Solar Energy Center Erin Seickel Pam Taylor Clinton McCracken Dr. Carl Cartwright The Parents The Students Mr. Seickel Mrs. Buckley Mr. Hutchinson Mr. Seickels 7 th period and algebra classes Mrs. Buckleys 6 th grade life science Coco The Bunny

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