Dan's Solar Blog
My solar panel installation day and experience with going green.

Posts Tagged ‘clouds

March 2016 solar panel production

May 15, 2016

My home is in the Moreno Valley, CA area if you need a sense of location. Throughout the year the weather influences the production, shading from nearby trees and power poles, but from year to year it is pretty steady. By the way my referral code is 27596 to get extra money off the purchase […]

June 2015 – Solar panel output results graph

August 15, 2015

Here is the graph for the solar output from the solar panels on my roof.

Solar output graphs – Year to Year comparison

February 10, 2013

Here is the graph of yearly output for 2010, 2011, and 2012. In 2011, my first full year, the total output was 6499 and in 2012 the total was 6404, which means 95 less kWh from the first full year to second. That could be because of the weather, dirt on the panels, age of […]

Solar panel production on a gray cloudy day

November 19, 2011

Someone asked me yesterday, what kind of production do I make on a day with heavy gray clouds. I told him usually 2 to 10 kWh. Here is the graph for yesterday, 11/18/11.


September 24, 2011

Solar output graph is the typical day with no clouds and a perfect bell-shaped curve, 20kWh for my 3.7 kW system. Not bad for Fall.

Happy Labor Day!

September 5, 2011

Yes, another day to rest from work. It is rainy today so the graph tomorrow will be quite interesting. We had monsoons and thunder today. My daughters are back east and their areas, Tennessee and Washington DC, are full of clouds and rain from Hurricane Lee. Here are the graphs for Sept. 3rd and 4th. […]

3.2 kW

August 12, 2011

Yes, it is Friday and there were clouds and fog and sun and heat. Look at this graph below and see. Also the highest point of the graph 3.2 was much higher than any of the last month. Go figure. Comments?

My monthly solar output graphs

August 3, 2011

Here are the monthly solar output graphs for January through July. If you compare Robert’s and mine, one can see that my area had more monsoon clouds than he did. Also one can see the difference in output between 2.9 and 3.7 kW systems. Later we can compare Gordon’s 4.2 system. In the August 2 […]

Mr. Pip and his solar electric bill

July 30, 2011

I visited Robert (mr. pip) yesterday and he showed his electric bill to me. He is using less than a 1/3 of the power he used to use and has stayed in tier 1 every month since he went solar, just like me. His bill was $20 or so. He said he had made over […]

Still on vacation —

July 17, 2011

Here are the solar panel output results for 7.17.11. If I make 22 or 23 kW everyday that is 660 kWh plus a month.  Cool! [Results from checking on my iPad.]