Solar Trough Payback
Electricity from the grid: if you are paying $.30 kWh and use the solar trough 300 days per year could save you 81,000 kWh you will save approx. $24,300 per year. (In the case for climate change) According to the US energy Information: It takes 1.64 pounds of CO2 to make 1 kWh of electricity (Based on using #2 oil) Using solar could eliminate (132,840 pounds of CO2 each year).
Fuel oil: If you are paying $7.00 gallon for oil and burn the oil in a 80% boiler used for 300 days per year you would use 2469 gallons of oil the Parabolic solar trough would save you $17,283 per year. (In the case for climate change) According to the US energy Information. Using a trough would eliminate (55,256 pounds of CO2 per year).