I’ll try to keep this page updated every month with our solar power production. For more details about our first solar system (6.93kW of panels, 6kW inverter), visit my blog post about finding solar installers in Charlottesville. At the end of December 2016 we added another 9.425 kW, which got grid connected in Feb 2017. In Aug 2019, we added another 4.38kW. Our total system size is now 20.735kW of panels connected to 16kW inverters. We also upgraded the old system to have online monitoring.
Here is a more detailed financial analysis of solar production in Virginia. Here is my presentation at BeCamp 2018 on going solar. Here is more information about getting solar panels in Charlottesville from a friend.
April 2014 was the first full month of production. First system went live March 19 2014. So March 2014 production numbers represent a partial month. New system went live Feb 8 2017. Additional panels on second system went live Aug 6, 2019.
Cumulative Power Production as of Dec 31 2023: 162,910 kWh