I’m learning how to read the meters that come with my solar panels. Today I figured out that 057 means I’m producing more than I’m using, and I was.
When the city finally let me turn on my panels 9 days ago my usage for the month at that time was $46 for 11 days of usage, which is about $4.18 per day. Today my usage for the month so far is $57 which means that in 9 days I have used $11 dollars worth of electricity, which is $1.22 per day. During my 9 days of solar so far, we’ve had more cloudy days than sunny and a couple of frog strangling rainstorms. That is a savings of nearly $3.00 per day despite the clouds.
You can follow my experience with going solar and getting off the gas at the links below.