Let’s party! No doubt about it, July was our best month generating solar power yet. It was supposed to be. Despite longer hours in June (see graph below), the predicted energy output for this part of Ontario in July would be 2320 kilowatt hours, more than June’s 2203. For solar power, July is the money month in Ontario.
The end-of-July meter reading was 11,936. The end of June meter reading was 9661. That means we generated 2275 kilowatt hours, or 98.1 percent of the ideal-circumstances prediction. That surpasses June’s 89.3 percent and May’s 91.7 percent. If there is any month you want to get the highest percentage possible, it’s the big month.
So I am smiling.
The sad news is that the party is over for the year. Predicted output goes down from here:
- August: 1861
- September: 1640
- October: 1269
- November: 748
- December: 985
And to drive home that point, we roll into August under heavy grey skies.