Re: [alternativeenergy-224] My Annual Solar PV Report

From: Mitchell
Sent on: Friday, July 19, 2013 4:03 PM
As you know, I have a similar system, but about half the size of
yours.  My experience is similar.  My monthly TEP bill is currently
$7.88 per month; that's basically a hook-up charge that you can't get
below.  I send more juice to the grid than I use, so I get a small
annual payment from TEP.  My contractor was Technicians for
Sustainability.

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On Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 3:53 PM, Bruce Joseph <[address removed]> wrote:
>
> Hi folks,
>
> Last year I had GeoInnovation install an 8.6 kW solar PV system on my home.
>
> I just got a report on the system's first year of electricity production:
>
> From 5/23/12 - 5/22/13 the system was guaranteed to produce 14,117 to 15,603 kWH.  It actually produced 17,222 kWH for the year.  That's over 10% more than it was rated at!
>
> Since Oct. 2012, my electric bill has been roughly $7.50/month - which goes to taxes and TEP's delivery charge.  I've produced more electricity than I used, and now have credits built up which are helping to keep my electric bills down during the few hot months where I use more electricity than I produce.
>
> If things continue at this pace, my annual electricity expense will have dropped from over $1200/year to about $95/year, and the system will pay for itself in about 11 years.  That's great, but I also get the "warm fuzzies" every time I look up and see the panels on my roof, and know that I am generating clean power and reducing my use of fossil fuels.
>
> Needless to say, I am very happy with the performance of the PV system so far.
>
> If you would like more info on my experience with solar PV, please contact me.
>
> Bruce Joseph
> Organizer
> The Solar Society

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