Performance Monitoring
Environmental Benefits for UC Merced
To date, this system’s solar-generated electricity has reduced emissions of carbon dioxide by over 13,228 tons. These emissions reductions are equivalent to planting nearly 2,727 acres of trees or not driving 27,635,350 miles.*
Air Quality Improvements
NOx - Smog
7,230 pounds of avoided Nitrogen Oxides from the atmosphere
SOx - Acid Rain
1,247 pounds of avoided Sulfur Oxides from the atmosphere
13,228 tons of avoided Carbon Dioxide from the atmosphere
Savings Equivalents
Planting Trees
Equivalent to planting 2,727 acres of trees
Removing Cars
Equivalent to removing 2,331 cars from the roads for a year, or not driving a total of 27,635,350 miles