Monthly Archives: January 2017

Worst Case Scenario

January 29, 2017, was cold, cloudy, and rainy, a worse case scenario for our photovoltaic system.  I stood the chill as long as I could, but finally gave in and turned on my electric heat.  Because of the clouds, our … Continue reading

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Skyward Kites Inc. – Solar Powered Concession

Here’s an interesting off-grid solar powered kite concession stand at Haulover Park in South Florida.  His website gives some interesting details about the design, construction, and operation of this neat facility. Skyward Kites Inc., Miami Beach Source: Skyward Kites Inc. … Continue reading

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A Productive Winter Day

Almost a perfect day for solar yesterday. A/C was off most of the day. Ran it briefly during the night to take the humidity down a notch for sleeping. These are still the shortest days of the year.  Firstly, you … Continue reading

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2016 Year End Analysis

Here’s the histogram for last year’s daily percentage electricity from our solar panels. It gives a good overall picture of the characteristics of our system.  The year started with unusually high consumption for a variety of reasons.  Nevertheless, you can … Continue reading

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