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Posts Tagged ‘Edison

Robert’s solar panel results and comments 4/12/12

April 14, 2012

Here are some graphs for last few months, this year and last year. March was great with SCE usage not even half of tier 1 and total from SCE of $18.77. Average daily was 5.14, last March was 7.03 and before solar in Mar 2010 was 20.66. There was only one month last year where […]

Good news – smart meter is solar compatible

December 11, 2011

I finally got a hold of So. Cal. Edison about my smart meter. Good news, it is compatible. SCE installed the newest smart meter at my house which has the extra chip inside to handle solar generation. Yahoo! SCE explained the various smart meter screens while I was outside looking at it. There is one […]

Smart meter problems

December 9, 2011

Recently, I was told that my new smart meter is not compatible with my solar panels. I wonder why So Cal Edison had to put it on when my old analog worked just fine with my solar panel system. Also could they not read all the labels all over the electric panel that said solar […]

New SCE Meter installed and Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2011

I went to watch my meter spin backwards and I saw a brand new digital Smart Meter from Itron. I hope it is compatible with solar panel systems. smart meter Does anyone know? A year ago they did not install a smart meter since it was not compatible with solar panels. Maybe this new one […]

So. Cal. Edison and rate hikes

August 8, 2011

Sungevity locks in a 2.9% rate hike each year which if you research the other companies their rate hikes are much higher. One larger solar panel leasing/purchase company that interested me, before I picked Sungevity had a 4.7% rate increase each year. Another one was at 3.5%. The predicted rate hike for Edison was 5% […]

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 […]

$51 electric bill when normally $200

July 9, 2011

All the family is gone. Boo hoo. It was great fun having everyone here, eight weeks of extra people in the house. With 7 people here the electric bill did go up but was only 1/3 of the kW of a year ago. I was still in Tier 1 and used 417 kW over what […]

July 4th – Happy Independence Day!

July 4, 2011

My dad had a good birthday today, 92 wow! My neighbor got his solar and SCE approval, I think. I will ask him. Maybe he will send over some of his solar graphs to share with everyone with his new 4.2 kW system.