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Ramping Up

March was the best March in 11 years for my photovoltaic generating system.  Last month, March 2018, my solar panels generated 108.55 percent of the electricity I used.

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March Statistics

The current billing period beginning on March 2, has been extremely productive.  As you can see in the chart from my utility, the gray bars that dip below the 0 axis are the days my solar panels generated more than … Continue reading

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Benefits/Cost Avoidance

My electricity bill for the last 12 months is $540.70. That averages out to $45.07 a month. If I assume that my monthly bill used to average around $250 a month, that is an annual savings of $2,459.30 a year. … Continue reading

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Status To-Date

Here’s an update on the performance of my solar panels this year.  My new mini-split A/C is paying dividends by allowing me to cool my bedroom at night to a comfortable level while keeping the rest of the house at … Continue reading

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Latest Solar and Wind Technology

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Electricity Bills

People often ask how my solar panels affect my electric bills. My total cost of electricity for 2017 was $521.37. Here’s a chart from my utility that illustrates my monthly electric utility bills.  Note that my average monthly bill is … Continue reading

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New Mini-Split Greatly Increases Efficiency

I’ve been running my house using my new air conditioning procedure.  I turn off the central air for most of the day.  I run the Mitsubishi, high efficiency,  mini-split in my bedroom at night.  In the morning I run the … Continue reading

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First Days of Mini-Split Operations

My new SEER30+ mini-split air conditioner has been operational for a few days now.  I’ve been running it at night with my central air conditioner off.  It’s difficult to say how much impact that has had in increased efficiency, but … Continue reading

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Mitsubishi Mini-Split A/C

Ten years ago, when we conceptualized our photovoltaic system as an emergency power source when the grid was not available. The plan included a mini-split air conditioner for the master bedroom. The idea was that during an extended grid outage, … Continue reading

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Lower temperatures, higher percentages from solar

Milder daytime temperatures since the hurricane have reduced consumption from air conditioning, along with a lot of cloudless days have resulted in higher percentages of energy being produced from my solar panels.  The chart on the right shows that over … Continue reading

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