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reply to dogma
Re: I've gone and done it ... solar install
said by dogma:Averaging across the entire year, this usage is pretty close. Last month, in 29 days, I used 1500 kWh. I think my low is somewhere in the neighborhood of 600kWh in Dec and Jan and the high this year was like, 2500 kWh in June when it was 100 billion degrees out. BUT the panels won't be producing as much energy then due to the sun being lower on the horizon and not being up as long.
I see what you're saying, but 43kWh/day x 30.4 (days in a Month) = 1308 kWh Month right?
@ 11¢ per kWh = $143/Month. So that would be offsetting about $80/Month against his expense. It's still saving him $80/Month - or whatever it is - anyway you look at it, it's a viable investment.
Eventually, the a/c is getting replaced. And that'll be a high efficency system. So, the potential for the energy usage to go down is pretty good.