elhoff: (windmill)
Well, I got behind posting pictures of my solar installation project.  The system has actually been up and running for 3 weeks now, and has generated 37% of power during that time.

Here are a couple more pictures from the installation.  I will get a couple photos of the final system taken and uploaded this weekend.

elhoff: (windmill)
My system is generating 18 to 19 KWH of electricity each day.  This is according to my inverter.  Yesterday, my electric meter read the same at 8:00 in the morning and at 6:00 in the evening.  So the system kept up with my energy usage for a weekend day, including computers, refrigerators, and one load of laundry (wash and dry).  Now that does not include the evening hours of running lights, cooking dinner, watching TV, etc.  I still think that this is pretty good, given that this is October, the sun is far from high in the sky, and the days are getting short.  Overall, I am happy with the system so far.

In a couple weeks Real Goods will install a Fat Spaniel monitoring system so I will be able to track my production online.  I'm looking forward to this.  I think I am currently getting alot of exercise walking out to the meter periodically to see how much I am generating!

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