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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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Rainy Season

We are well into the rainy season now so the clouds have impacted our electrical generation from our solar panels. Back in the spring with cooler temperatures and clear skies we were generating one hundred percent of our energy and … Continue reading

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April 10, Almost Net Zero

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March Continues To Be a Good Month

We have benefited from two consecutive sunny and cool days. Yesterday, for the second day in a row, we generated over 100 percent of our energy from the sun. The graphic below tells the whole story. The gauge shows the … Continue reading

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Histogram 2016

Here’s a histogram of this year grouped by percentage generated by day. Scroll left and right as needed to view entire chart. Hover your mouse over the chart to see a specific day’s percentage generated.

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Clouds, Sprinklers, and AC

  A cloudy day, no rain, and higher temperatures impacted our production yesterday.  Our yard was showing signs of stress due to no rain in a while so we ran the sprinkler system in the early morning hours.  It also … Continue reading

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Yesterday's Energy Report

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March has been a good month

March has been a good month for solar energy production at our home. We’ve had four days during which we have generated over 100 percent of our energy from our solar panels. Mild temperatures and clear days have been very beneficial … Continue reading

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