Edit: I’m not complaining about a $200 electric bill. If we have to pay that four months, and nothing else the rest of the year, for this size house and all electric, that’s great.
I mentioned in a comment that I’m holding of on the gas stove for several reasons. So . . we’ll be all electric for the foreseeable future.
I may end up starting to feel like Vince feels about gray days. We’ve not had to pay an electric bill yet in MO . . til this month and it’s over $200. Vince checked the output to make sure they were working and reporting and they are.
The above photo shows the output for January so far. I’m surprised we had so much today because they still had snow on them just before noon. Yesterday it was drizzly and snowy all day and they didn’t do squat!
For comparison, the above photo shows what they produced in July, 2020.
Just for further comparison, here’s what they’ve done since being installed in 2015. Wonder what happens when they run out of colors!
In Texas, well, anywhere really but we were dealing with them in Texas, once it gets over about 105 or 110, they being losing efficiency. I think at 105, they’ve lost 10% of their production and it goes up from there. Our panels in Texas are on a metal roof of a two story shop building so they probably spend most of the summer in temps over 105. Here, the panels are not on a metal roof so that gives us better production in the summer but these gray days are killing production in the winter.
We have more square feet to heat and cool here, plus all electric but . . that’s just how it is and I’m not complaining. I’m happy to be here – gray days and all.