Our new toy was turned on today and oh my goodness - look at the "green" power we are generating! Works like a charm (as it should) and we are thrilled. Yes, we have both been out to the carport to visit it many times already in one day. It's hilarious but you know it is very cool! Yes, we will keep track and so will this machine and Early even has it programmed to his new smart phone so we can keep track. Too much!! To say we are happy is an understatement and how long the excitement will last there is no telling but we do know one of our neighbors is still raving about her's and she has been up and running for several months now.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Friday, February 14, 2014
Our panels are up and now the wait begins until they are "approved" and the switch gets turned on! They did turn them on for a little while to test them and oh my gosh... we were really generating the power! It is a very exciting time for us. We have been waiting a long time to have a home with solar panels. We have like 4 meters total to keep track of how much power we are generating and how much we use and how much goes back into the grid and how much carbon dioxide we save from being generated. Since we are on a lease program they will be watching as well so if something should go amiss they will come out to fix... very nice deal over all!
The roof is now ready for rails and panels - you may wonder is that an orange bucket and loose wires poking up there - answer oh yeah! Bucket has supplies and wires are coming up from our inverter to connect to panels once installed -
These guys certainly know their stuff or seem to when it comes to dismantling an existing electric panel and replacing with another
Here is our new completed panel with lots of meters to tell us when and how much electricity is being used AND how much is going back into grid! That is best part of course. Very exciting times here...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
It has been a long wait but finally today the 1st set of guys showed up to get these brackets in place for the solar panel rails. Tomorrow the electric panels get installed and then the panels themselves and then probably another long wait until all approvals and the power company sets all in motion! Yippee!!! This is a big step and one we think we will be very happy about in the years to come. Of all the people we have talked to with panels it would seem to be the right thing to do. Updates to follow. One of our neighbors with 22 panels showed me how the electric panel keeps track of what they are generating and using and how much goes back into the grid... it's pretty cool.