Burning a barrel of crude oil generates 1,699.8 Kilowatt-hours of energy. … US IRS
Here is another solar update on the progress of our panels. The panels have been installed and generating for 9 months now. The overall output has improved and we are hitting forecast results. We are pleased!
We are tracking our generation and usage on a daily basis. Being more mindful has enabled us to reduce our consumption significantly. Below are some of the ways we have been able to save energy.
This past 4 weeks have been very humid and we have had the air conditioners on for the whole 4 weeks. The solar array still managed to push a significant amount on to the grid for our neighbours to use during this period. As it was explained to me, electricity flows like water via the path of least resistance. What that means here is that those nearest neighbours are using our extra power. It is so cool to know that we offset (at times) as much as 1 or 2 house holds of electricity so Nova Scotia Power doesn’t have to produce it with fossil fuels.
To date our panels have produced more than 9 MW (9,000 Kw). Check out our solar update in our FAQ on our production history below:
No we didn’t change our physical location, just the host for our website. There seemed to be a lot of delays in getting our domain name released from the old provider. For something, that at most is a 5 day turn around, it took 24 days. It was quite painful as we tried to keep a web presence afloat while awaiting an administrative entry to be completed. I guess we were such good customers our old provider didn’t want to let us go.
But we are here now with a new look and offering some new services. Over the coming days our website will be expanded to include some new features. Stay tuned! Click through the menu at the top of the page to see what we have done and what is new. We would really like to get your feedback.