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Old 05-09-2018, 08:58 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Okay, I got the pictures of the old roof:



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Old 06-04-2018, 12:46 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Tomorrow will be 60 days of production from our solar panels, and it looks like the total will be about 2.36MWh. Which is pretty darn good! We could be as much as 14MWh for the year, if things keep up this way.

So far, this is over 70% of the electricity we use; which includes our 2 EV's.

I have switched our electricity supplier to a company called IGS Energy, that is 100% wind generated. This is saving 0.99/kWh from Eversource (our old supplier) - AND I have canceled a Mass Energy program that I was paying 2.2/kWh to get about 61% renewable.

So, in total we will save 3.19 / kWh that we draw from the grid, and we will only draw about 1/3rd of our electricity from the grid.
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Old 06-04-2018, 01:16 PM   #33 (permalink)
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What's your average production per day compared to name plate?
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Old 06-05-2018, 12:45 PM   #34 (permalink)
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We are averaging a tiny bit more than 40kWh / day.

The total capacity is 10.137kW - which is a rate; not a quantity.
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Old 06-05-2018, 02:03 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I was wondering what your utilization is. Looks like you are makin about 1kwh per 250 watts of panel per day.I
Which is to be expected up north.
Around here I'm looking at more like 200 to 220 watts of panel to make 1kwh per day.
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At 60 days of production from our 10.1kW solar array, we have a total of 2.386.1kWh, which was 70.7% of what we used. That's 39.77kWh / day average. (We had several cloudy days recently.)

We have also switched our grid supplier, and gone from about 61% renewable energy, to 100% wind renewable - and better yet - we are saving 3.19 / kWh!

We have two electric cars, and one gasoline one. The Scion xD sits in the driveway 6 days a week, usually. And our natural gas bill is tiny, as well - we cook and dry our clothes with natural gas. Next stove will be an induction unit, and hopefully the next clothes dryer is either a heat pump, or ultrasonic (if they produce them).
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Everyone should use natural gas range and dryer, they use almost no electricity.
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Most home energy is used to heat and cool it. We have a mini split heat pump (5 inside units, 1 outside), and with our current insulation and windows, we have to use the natural gas fired steam boiler when/if it gets below 15F for more than a day or two. To cool, we manage the windows, and use ceiling fans as much as we can, and then use the heat pump to cool when we have to.

You should look into induction stoves - they are just as controllable as a gas stove, and are much more efficient. The only caveat is you need to use steel / iron pans with the induction coils. The upside is the top of the stove stays cool - you can put a piece of paper between the stove and the pan.

As I understand it, ultrasonic clothes dryers would be very energy efficient - and they don't heat the clothes, so the clothes last longer.

When you say we are getting 250 watts / panel / day - that doesn't mean anything. Do you mean 250W<b>h</b> / panel / day? Which is not correct - we are getting 1.28kWh / panel / day. (39.77 / 31)
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Old 06-07-2018, 09:32 AM   #40 (permalink)
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We have a clothesline and we don't use it enough - but, it doesn't work at night, in the rain, or in the winter.

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