Monday, July 6, 2009

Executive Decision

In 2006, Arizona Public Service gave their CEO compensation totaling just over eight million dollars.

$8,000,000 in one year to one man.

This amount could have purchased about six hundred, two thousand-watt solar electric systems.

600 homes.

Installing these systems could have employed fifteen people for a year.

15 jobs.

In 2006, Arizona’s mean annual household income was $46,657.

$700,000 in income from 15 jobs.

Over their lifespan of more than three decades, these systems could have generated 73,000,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity.

73,000,000 kWh.

The value of this electricity, in today’s dollars, is just over seven million dollars.

$7,300,000 of electricity.

The value of solar (electricity and income) could have been . . .


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