Tesla Powerwall: All Solar, All the Time

In case you missed it, one of our world’s great visionaries, Elon Musk, announced Tesla Energy last week, specifically the Tesla Powerwall. What is it? The sun only shines part of the day, making the energy generated by solar energy systems unavailable at night. With the Tesla Powerwall, your solar1 energy produced during the day is stored in the Powerwall… Continue reading

Total Annual Cost Is a Steal

This month was “true up” month with the electric company. In other words, we had pay the difference between what we had been paying for electricity every month over the last year (a flat rate of $4.00 per month) and the actual cost of the electricity we actually used. Our monthly average electric bill for the 12 months prior to… Continue reading

Our Solar System Goes Live

Well, the new solar energy panels are atop the house and percolating! I’m glad we are doing our part to live more sustainably: driving on sunshine and producing electric energy from the sunshine. In the few days we have had the solar system live, we have produced exactly 99.9 kWhs of electricity. Right now, as I write, the system is… Continue reading

Buying a Galaxy…

Well, only if you have as much money as Mitt Romney. We can only afford a solar system: a 5.76 kwh system (that’s the DC numbers) designed to replace 75%+ of our electric bill with electricity from sunshine. The system pays for itself in 7 years. After that, it’s free and clear energy that doesn’t pollute our world. We’re excited!… Continue reading