Bill Nye, that bowtied educator that we loved to learn from growing up, is a model of sustainable living in his Southern California home. Via the Wall Street Journal, we learn about The Science Guy’s home improvements that would make any JouleBugger “green” with envy:
I have 18 solar panels, each about 3 feet by 4 feet. This time of year, I produce about 8 kilowatt-hours of electricity each day. In the summer when the days are longer, the system produces more than three times that. By increasing the efficiency of my appliances and insulation, I can produce enough energy during the daylight hours to power my house all night. If nothing else, it’s just fun to get an “electrical service charge” of $16.
Nye is a wonderful science communicator and an inspiration to regular folks who want to make a big change in their lives but don’t have the same knowhow as a mechanical engineer with a genius IQ.
Just think of how many badges these home improvements would earn The Science Guy on JouleBug!