Going GREEN and Doing The Math
Strawberry Rhubarb pie made with the rhubarb from last Fall....yum!
(The rhubarb plant along with the pie were gifts from friends...Luke & Laura.)
Yet, that's not what this post is about.
( I really just WANTED TO MAKE YOU DROOL!)
Actually this is about going greenand a follow-up on how our solar panels are doing since the "net meter" was installed 12/1/15. That's the "we went live".
Sure, our electric bills have been a lot lower than they were a year ago. In fact, our first bill was half of what it was last Winter. The next month, it was even lower and lower and lower. So this month's bill should be next to NOTHING...ZIPPO....NADA...ZILCH!
Okay, I got the bill. It wasn't ZIPPO. It was $40.47 (not too bad, considering there is a minimal fee of $20.00 to remain "on the grid" (Which means you can still get power from the power company if the need arises). However, now that the sun is higher in the sky, "we should be golden," according to the Pres.
Although there is a monitoring website that we can access for the daily production numbers and various reports and graphs, the Pres insists on "doing the math". Each day...every day...he reads the meters. Yes there are two. One meter tells us how many kilowatts the solar panels generated since inception. Then, the net meter tells us how many kilowatts we "bought" or used from the power company and the other reading tells us how many kilowatts we produced or sent to the power company.
The difference between the amount used and the amount sent s our "net." Perhaps this diagram will help.
Sharing...in case you're thinking of "going green"...with you and those at
because these pastures are also
"going green" since I took these.