Frequently Asked Questions
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Do you have demonstration systems on site and may I come for a visit?
WSW "borrows" the Keilwitz family systems to show off the joy and wonders of renewable energy systems. Kelly enjoys giving tours, but as he is often out working on installations, it is imperative that anyone wanting to see systems in action call for an appointment.
Some renewable energy fun facts ...
If the energy produced by burning gas or oil was instead generated by a 1 kW solar-electric (photovoltaic, or PV) system on Whidbey Island, over a ton of carbon dioxide would be prevented from entering the atmosphere each year. A 1kW PV array on Whidbey Island will displace 8 pounds of CO2 per day, or 1.4 tons per year, otherwise emitted by coal-burning generation. Solar-electric (PV) modules recoup the energy used to produce them ("embodied energy") in 2 to 4 years. They go onto produce non-polluting energy for another 40 to 50 years.