Double The Solar = Net Zero House

We more than doubled the size of our solar power system in December and the new system got connected to the grid a few weeks ago. The new system consists of 29 325 Watt (9425 W total) Solarworld Bisun panels with SolarEdge optimizers connected to a 10kW SolarEdge inverter. This increases the total size of our…

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2016 Full Year Solar Production

Happy New Year! In 2016, my solar system produced 8328 kWh. The cumulative total so far is 23948 kWh. Visit my solar production tracker page for more details. Since it takes about 1 lb of coal or 10 cu ft of natural gas per kWh of power, so far my production has offset nearly 24,000 lb…

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My Articles at Seeking Alpha in the Last Month

Over Thanksgiving weekend I was busy writing articles at Seeking Alpha and submitted three of them. I missed being called names and arguing with random folks online. Here are some highlights: State Of The Top 4 Solar Module Makers Attack Of The Tesla Killers? Hats off to the editor that came up with that title…

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Feb 2016 Solar Production – 591 kWh

Here are my solar power production numbers for February – 591kWh (at inverter). 589 kWh (at Dominion meter). PVWatts estimate was 425 kWh. Cumulative power production as of Feb 29 is 16711 kWh (16632 at Dominion meter). More details here.

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Upcoming Chinese Solar Stock Earnings

I believe that the top solar module makers – Trina Solar (TSL), Canadian Solar (CSIQ), Jinko Solar (JKS) and JA Solar (JASO) (who is the manufacturer of the panels on my roof) are all severely undervalued. Canadian Solar pre-announced better than guided shipments and margin. Here is my take on the others at Seeking Alpha:…

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Full Year 2015 Solar Production Review

Happy New Year! In 2015, my solar system produced 8545 kWh (That’s equal to a cool tax free $1281.75 – to answer a question I get a lot from people). In most months the production was more than expected: Considering that producing power with coal takes 1lb/kWh and producing power using natural gas uses 1cu ft/kWh,…

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November and December 2015 Solar Power Production

Here are my solar power production numbers for November – 526 kWh (at inverter). 523 kWh (at Dominion meter). PVWatts estimate was 473 kWh. Here are my solar power production numbers for December – 372 kWh (at inverter). 372 kWh (at Dominion meter). PVWatts estimate was 490 kWh. More details here.

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