January 2015 Solar Production – 490kWh and 2014 in review

Here are my solar production numbers for January. 490kWh (at inverter). 489kWh (at Dominion meter). PVWatts estimate was 505kWh. Cumulative production as of Jan 31 is 7565kWh (7529 at Dominion meter). More details here. In 2014, from Apr to Dec, the system produced 6796 kWh (measured at inverter), 6763 kWh (measured at Dominion meter) compared…

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Tesla Supercharger Profits, Investing in Solar

Here is an article that I wrote at SeekingAlpha that got published yesterday – “In the Land of Irrelevant Numbers, Tesla gave us a Goldmine” – in response to an article by another author calling supercharger numbers irrelevant. I attempt to calculate how Tesla can profit from Supercharging. Recently, I also wrote about investing in…

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May Solar Production Update

In May, our solar system produced 928kWh (923kWh at Dominion meter) of power. Our power bill from mid-April to mid-May was -17$. Yes, negative. For more production statistics, visit my production tracker. Our cumulative total production at the end of May was 2057kWh (2047kWh at meter).

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Getting Solar Panels in Charlottesville

As I write this, our 6.9kW Solar Panel system is almost ready to go, pending Dominion installing a new meter. I’ve written before about the economics of solar power and how they make financial sense even in a state like Virginia with no incentives. I’ll talk about the power production from the panels a little…

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