I made a point of ignoring the meter all month. August came in overcast and left us overcast, so that should put a damper on things. On the other hand, there was a lot of sun in between.
Last night before bed, I took the meter reading: 13,768 kilowatt hours. That compares with end-of-July reading of 11,936. Subtract the July 31 reading from the August 31 reading and you get 1832 kilowatt hours of electricity generated in August 2012.
That is incredibly close to the “expected” generation of 1861 kilowatt hours – 98.4 percent. Even better than the 98.1 percent in July. Put in perspective, May and June were 91.7 percent and 89.3 percent respectively.
Yes, August was a smash success. The moral of the story? Don’t watch the meter.