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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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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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Hurricane Irma and my photovoltaic system.

  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 … Continue reading

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Lots of Watts

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 … Continue reading

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Perfect Day

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.

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Worst Case

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. … Continue reading

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A High Percentage Day

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:

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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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