3) The Energy Segment Owner9th Module

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 Database Of Electrical Devices

  • In the table below you will find a few common household electrical devices. This table provides information on the yearly power consumption and the number of segments required to offset the use of these devices. Two of the largest energy consumers are displayed in red below.
  • More specific items can be found on the Natural Resources Canada website. NRC provides a searchable product list that is an excellent database of electrical devices .
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  Device: Brand Name: Yearly1
Consumption (kWh):
Energy2
Segments Required:
COoffset3
(kg):
Segment Cost ($):
  Stereo Bose 10 2.8 6.5 $28
  DVD player Samsung 12 3.3 7.8 $33
  Laptop ASUS 22 6.1 14.3 $61
  32″ LCD TV Westinghouse 43 11.9 28 $119
  Computer ASUS 60 16.6 39.1 $166
  Microwave Samsung 75 20.8 48.8 $208
  Digital Cable Box Shaw 132 36.6 85.9 $366
  Dishwasher Bosch 200 55.4 130.2 $554
  Oven LG 200 55.4 130.2 $554
  Refrigerator Frigidaire 370 102.5 240.9 $1,025
  Dryer Samsung 685 189.8 445.9 $1,898

1Yearly consumption is calculated by estimating a typical families average (supplied by energystar.gov).
2The Energy Segments required is based on operating the device for 25 years.
3The CO2 offset is calculated using the value in the first year. Modules have a degradation rate of approximately.05% each year.

The information provided in the table above is based on the following details from the Example Project.

  One energy segment produces: ~3.61 kWh of power each year
  Amount of CO2 offset from one energy segment: ~2.35 kg each year
  Project length: ~25 years

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