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Our PV Solar Project

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For many years now, I've thought about installing a PV solar system on our house to reduce and/or eleminate our electric bill. We're not the most electrically frugal people around, and with SDG&E's tier system, our bill gets pretty big.

But I'm a complete info-geek, and for a long time it was hard to manage the data that your system was producing unless you were to implement a daily log of activity (something I might be able to stick with for a few weeks at best). But with the age of the internet, comes wireless data streamed directly from the inverters and automatic logging and charts showing system history, current activity, etc. Also, I expect to be driving the very first wave of mass-produced EV's in December 2010: the Nissan LEAF.

And so we've finally done it. Our system went on-line on Wednesday, January 14, 2009. It's clean, totally silent, and churns away generating power whenever the sun is up.

Here is our setup, plan, and a few pics, and some live data that might help you decide whether or not to go solar!!

Enjoy!

July 19, 2012

The SOLAR PRODUCTION and SDG&E BILLING charts are now somewhat interactive. Check 'em out.

LIVE SOLAR PRODUCTION: LIVE SOLAR

LIVE HOUSEHOLD ELECTRICAL USAGE: TED MONITOR*

(The TED MONITOR link is disabled due to security issues. As soon as I figure them all out, the link will be activated.)

*(The TED MONITOR takes a LONG time to load. Please have patience!)

Current SOLAR PRODUCTION BY MONTH: MONTHLY GRAPH

Current kWh BILLED BY SDG&E (monthly): SDG&E

As always, contact me with any questions.

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