This is a humorous post about solar power. If I say anything more, it will give away the punchline.
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According to the solar radiation tables of PV Watts, the longer days of April generate fewer kilowatt hours of energy than the shorter days of March, so perhaps there is something to that old saying, after all.
Well, the Deger tracking problem is solved. They came by last Friday (oops, forgot to blog about it) and replaced the malfunctioning parts. The problems had lasted a couple months, and the one array was tabled-topped for almost two weeks. Now we are back up to 100 percent. April is the fifth best month for…
American Apparel will tell you their ad with sexy swimsuit models slipping and sliding on their rooftop solar panels is to let everyone know how eco-friendly the company is (so you can feel real good about buying from them).
As we kick off April, it is time to see how we did generating solar power in March. You will recall that in February we generated 79.7 percent of what was anticipated. In December and January combined, we generated just 70.5 percent of anticipated electricity. In both cases, the fact that the sun didn’t want…
According to clean-tech market analyst Clean Edge’s Clean Energy Trends 2012 report, the solar PV market grew 29 percent in 2011 to $91.6 billion.
After almost four months I still don’t have any data flowing just a few metres from the solar array to the router in my house. The Tigo Maximizer is supposed to be sending this information – after all, that was a major selling feature of the device.
Yes, the sun came out more in February. But not enough. We generated just 79.7 percent of what we “should” have (according to the official PVwatts chart). At least that is better than the 70.5 percent rate of the previous two months.
A week ago, something mysterious happened to our solar power generation equipment, specifically to the “Deger”. Is there a ghost in the machine?
Just how dismal has this winter been for making money from solar power? Consider the performance of our solar panels so far. They began operation November 23, 2011. They have not performed well.
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