Background and Goals

Argonne’s renewable energy consumption goal is to achieve 7.5% of the site’s annual electricity consumption from renewable sources. A double credit for the savings can be taken if the energy is produced on-site. In addition to the overall energy reduction requirement, the site should have at least one renewable energy generating system by FY2010. Argonne has exceeded this goal with the installation of a 95 kW solar array, a 10 kW wind turbine and several combined wind- and solar-powered streetlights. Additional renewable energy efforts are also underway.