The results have been astounding, and will provide the theater owners with financial benefits for years to come. In addition to implementing solar with energy storage, Aeterna Energy lowered the existing energy consumption on the utility bill by $48,000 per year by replacing old air conditioning with new high efficiency equipment. Other improvements included LED lighting, energy management controls. and window tinting. The Aeterna Energy solar and battery storage systems reduced the annual utility bill by $131,307.
In the first year alone, the Mary Pickford theater saved $230,000 on their energy bill.