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1 tonnes of CO2 equals about


1429 laundry washes

490 showers of 10 minutes

521 days watching TV

10% of the yearly energy consumption of a Dutch household

What is the size of a tonne of CO2?

Artist Alfio Bonanno and architect Christophe Cornubert created a demonstration of the volume of a metric tonne of CO2 (1.1 short tons), the amount an average person produces in a month. It was made up of a giant four-sided video projector and was floating on the lake in front of Copenhagen's Tycho Brahe Planetarium during the Convention on Climate Change. Thanks to Marcus Fairs - Dezeen, Treehugger & Carbon Visuals


one metric ton of CO2 visualized

Carbon Offsetting Project Information - Solar Project in India

Country: India
Reference: VCS 1670
Certification: VCS

The project activity involves the installation of two solar power plants in the states of Tamil Nadu and Telangana in India. The total installed capacity of the project is 56.25 MW. The electricity generated is fed directly to the regional grid system, displacing energy that would have been generated by fossil fuel based power plants. This project provides employment opportunities during the construction and operation phases as well as demonstrates the technology in the region.

The project activity generates electricity using solar energy. The generated electricity is exported to the regional grid system which is under the purview of the INDIAN electricity grid of India.

The proposed project activity will support development of renewable energy generation plants based on Solar PV technology in India and delivering electricity to the grid.

Since, the solar power is Green House Gas (GHG) emissions free, the power generated will replace anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases estimated to be approximately 93,022 tonnes of CO2e per year, thereon displacing 95,145 MWh/year amount of electricity from the generation-mix of power plants connected to the INDIAN GRID, which is mainly dominated by fossil fuel based power plant.

The total installed capacity of the current project activity is 56.25 MW; which involves operation of two solar power plants in the states of Tamil Nadu and Telangana in India.

Additional Benefits:

  • Generation of employment opportunities during the construction and operation of the project
  • The project helps reduce the demand - supply gap in the region
  • The project will demonstrate the technology in the region

Supported Sustainable Development Goals: