Category Archives: Solar

5000 kWhs of production!

We just surpassed 5000 kWhs of solar energy¬†production! As you can see from our solar log, we’re averaging 30.66 kWhs a day. Of course this will go down as we head into the winter months, but we’re feeling good about … Continue reading

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2513 kwhs and sun ahead

We’ve just passed the 2500 kwh mark with our solar panels! According to our solar log, this means we are averaging 28.55 kwhs/day, which isn’t so bad considering that we’ve just gone through our annual June gloom. So, we’re now … Continue reading

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Solar production check-in & great energy consumption progress

We’ve just hit an electricity production milestone with the solar production meter passing the 1500 kWh mark for 51 days of production. As I’m keeping track in the solar log, we’re currently averaging nearly 30 kWhs a day in production. … Continue reading

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1012 things to love about solar power

Today, we surpassed 1,000 kWhs of solar production! This took 37 days of production, making our daily production a bit over 27 kWhs which isn’t too bad considering our spotty weather during April. As a simple measure, each kWh of … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a solar panel installation

As some of you may have gathered by the We’ve Got the Power post by Sandy, we have finally taken the plunge into solar power / photovoltaic (PV) generation.¬† We have been wanting to install a PV array on our … Continue reading

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We’ve got the power (solar that is)

After a speedy and flawless solar installation from Puget Sound Solar, we’ve been waiting for Puget Sound Energy to install our new meters in order to officially turn the system on and begin net metering. Well, today was the day! … Continue reading

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Solar panel installation

It’s been an exciting week! The Puget Sound Solar crew arrived and installed all of our Silicon Energy panels. These panels are made in Washington state and qualify for the highest energy incentives. Above, you can see 33 of our … Continue reading

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Final solar panel layout

After our final site inspection and some back and forth over a few different layout options, we settled on a 45-panel installation. The Puget Sound Solar installation crew arrives tomorrow. Yay! Update: System has been installed! See the installed system … Continue reading

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Tomato seedlings

Unlike years past, my tomato seedlings are doing great this year! In the photo, you can see the tomato seedlings I just repotted. I lifted the lights up away from the plants just to take the photo. Normally, the lights … Continue reading

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Goin’ solar

After years of talking about it, we’re finally going solar. Over the coming weeks, we will be working with Puget Sound Solar to install a 49 panel Silicon Energy system. The panels and transformers are made in Washington and qualify … Continue reading

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