Finished the first Dog Sitter Detective ( book by Antony Johnston @antonyjohnston today and have to say I quite enjoyed it. If you’re looking for a fun little crime novel that’s a fun and easy read I suggest checking it out. 📚

Another decent month for our #solar install, exported 1201 kWh and imported 466 a 2.5:1 ratio of export to import. Didn’t quite result in negativing out our whole utility bill this month but still only have to pay 40 bucks.

Power bill for a single family home in Calgary, Alberta with a 10.12 kW solar install.

Just ticked over 10 mWh generated from our #solar system since activation on Jan 11th 2023. In 241 days we’ve generated a large portion of our electricity usage and exported somewhere around 5 mWh back to the grid. I’m excited to see how things go over the winter months here. #yyc

Graph of kWh generated per day for a house in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with a 10.13 kW DC solar instalation.Screen shot of the EMA app showing 10k kWh (10 mWh) generated since activation.

Created a little bot over the last couple of nights. it pulls data from my power monitoring system and pushes a little automated status out nightly. There is no reason for anyone else to care about this but you can follow

Another month another #Solar electricity bill. We exported over 3x our import and broke a megawatt hour exported. The credit from that export almost totally offset all the stupid fixed transmission fees etc.

Electricity bill for Calgary, AB, Canada showing 1019 kWh exported and 317 kWh imported from the grid.

New #Solar record yesterday and some cool stats from my next bill. We exported 208% of the energy we imported from the grid over the billing period. With all the fixed costs we still ended up paying out of pocket but less the $15 bucks. If the weather stays sunny here might get to net negative.

Electricity bill from Calgary,Alberta, Canada showing 208% (895 kWh) exported vs imported (430 kWh)Solar production graph for Calgary, Alberta, Canada showing 70.01 kWh generated for Sunday May 14th 2023

April stats are in 1462 kWh generated averaging 48.7 kWh per day. With a peak generation day on April 29th of 66.74 kWh. #GreenEnergy #Solar.

Home Assistant energy dashboard solar generation graph for April 2023 from Calgary, AB, CanadaHome Assistant energy graph showing solar generation, import and export from the grid (correct data only showing starting April 19th as I rejiggered my data flow)

New #Solar system record yesterday, over 60 kWh generated. Really looking forward to what the system can really do with a long summer day. #GreenEnergy

Graph of power consumption and solar generation for April 22nd 2023.

Crazy #Aurora tonight. Just off our back deck it’s across the whole north and west sky #yyc

Aurora borealis in the northern sky of calgary alberta canada. Aurora borealis in the northern sky of calgary alberta canada.

Missed this a couple days ago but hit another #solar milestone 7 straight days of net positive production along with that also got my approval today for the government grant so should see that 5K coming in soon. #greenenergy

Graph of solar generation vs power consumption for a dwelling in Calgary, Alberta, Canada showing 9 straight days of positive generation.