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Cutting Power Consumption Even Further – The Dryer Goes Silent.

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In my quest to reduce our energy consumption to help save money, we’ve done a lot of work on the house and installed solar panels to generate power. You can see the list of posts on this topic here. This weekend we decided to try another technique to reduce our power consumption even further. We wanted to see if we ... Read More »

Look at Our Solar Power Production for the Past Week

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This post is part of an update on solar power production at my house after the installation of solar panels and other efforts to reduce power consumption. You can read more about the project here and see the layout of panels here. I just wanted to give you a glimpse of a recent seven day period. You can easily see ... Read More »

Solar Power Production – July 10, 2009

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This post is part of an update on solar power production at my house after the installation of solar panels and other efforts to reduce power consumption. You can read more about the project here and see the layout of panels here.   Total Power Produced: 15.38 kWh Weather: Sunny and then partly cloudy midday. Note: Because of the nice ... Read More »

Solar Power Production – July 9, 2009

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This post is part of an update on solar power production at my house after the installation of solar panels and other efforts to reduce power consumption. You can read more about the project here and see the layout of panels here.   Total Power Produced: 15.91 kWh Weather: Sunny and then partly cloudy midday. Note: Because of the nice ... Read More »

Solar Power Production – July 8, 2009

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This post is part of an update on solar power production at my house after the installation of solar panels and other efforts to reduce power consumption. You can read more about the project here.   Total Power Produced: 16.63 kWh Weather: Sunny and then partly cloudy midday. The chart shows the problem that I currently have in the afternoon ... Read More »

Solar Power Production for July 7th, 2009 and June Electric Bill

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This post is part of an update on solar power production at my house after the installation of solar panels and other efforts to reduce power consumption. You can read more about the project here.   Total Power Produced: 17.32 kWh Weather: Sunny and then partly cloudy midday. June Electric Bill Update: The June 2008 bill was for 3,390 kWh ... Read More »

Solar Power Production July 6, 2009

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This post is part of an update on solar power production at my house after the installation of solar panels and other efforts to reduce power consumption. You can read more about the project here.   Total Power Produced: 10.36 kWh Weather: Cloudy with some morning rain and then partly cloudy. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Read More »

Video Update on Solar Power Interconnect

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Here is a quick tour of the hardware installed on the side of the house to connect the DC power from the solar panels to the inverter to convert it to AC to feed back into the grid. If you can’t see the video above click here. Steve Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Source: Video Update ... Read More »

Solar Panel Update – Installation Day

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Well today is supposed to be the day that solar panel installation begins on my roof. I’m looking forward to this being completed. Yesterday the final panel layout was finalized. Images below. The process of getting this far has been tiring. We started with just your normal house and had a whole house fan installed, loads of additional attic insulation ... Read More »

The Solar Panel Project. An Update on the Greening of the Rhode House.

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Kim wrote in today and comments on my previous post, “I’m Saving $20,000 in Electricity Because I Don’t Want to Work to Pay the Bill.” She said: Will you provide more info about the solar panels you chose? Where does one even start w/ that kind of project? Do you call your utility and ask if they will buy back ... Read More »

I’m Saving $20,000 in Electricity Because I Don’t Want to Work to Pay the Bill

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This morning I had to wake early to greet the electrician. He was kind enough to come over to help me install my latest gadget, the TED, the electricity detective. It was advertised as a DIY kit, and for some homes I’m sure it is a breeze to install. But for some unexplained reason, my house does not have a ... Read More »

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