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 I used in my home. The statistics for the period are revealing. The overall average […]
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. My solar panels have been operational for 11 years. That means I have saved a […]
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 a higher temperature. The days are getting longer and I am optimistic about the next […]
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 the last ten days, percentages generated from solar have been near seventy percent on average.
Hurricane Irma came through Florida the weekend before September 11, 2017 and did massive damage throughout the state. It lost its tropical characteristics after 11 days and traveling 4,000 miles. Half of Palm Beach County, 500,000 people are without power. I am running completely on my photovoltaic system and have been for two days […]
Yesterday was so clear and cool that I think the charts from my house might represent an ideal system maximum for March 17th at this location. March 16th, the day before yesterday, was almost identical. This chart reveals that night time usage runs around .5 kWh. That’s got to be phone chargers, DVR, and some […]
Yesterday was a good day for energy production at my home. My solar panels generated just over the amount I used, resulting in a little over 102% from the sun.
Yesterday, March 3, 2107, was overcast and gray all day long. We even had some light showers. It was probably a worst case day for solar energy generation. Even so, we generated 28 percent of our energy from the sun. This ends. a series of very good days up in the 80 percent range. Our […]
Yesterday was fairly clear and cool. They daylight hours are getting longer. My house almost achieved a net zero-day generating 94 percent of it’s energy from the sun. Here is the chart for the last ten days:
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 solar panels only generated 1.9 KWH of energy while the heat used over 30 KWH. […]