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Old 08-01-18, 01:17 PM   #701
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12.5 kW array we generated 1,749 kWh July 2018
More rain this month but my son drives his car more and we drive our Volt less.

July 2018= 1,749 kWh
July 2017= 2,049 kWh
July 2016= 2,044 kWh
July 2015= 1,896 kWh
July 2014= 1,981 kWh
Highest one day July 2018 = 78.6 kWhs

We have now banked 1,694 KWh for the winter.

Other solar producers show us your numbers for August when you have them.

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Old 08-03-18, 10:06 PM   #702
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My 4.4kW array:
July 2018 = 507kWh
July 2017 = 558kWh
July 2016 = 607kWh
July 2015 = 546kWh
July 2014 = 475kWh
My 5th year anniversary of having a net meter installed = 29.9MWh produced to date.
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Old 08-12-18, 03:18 PM   #703
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We have now made 100 MWh power.
Wow that sure seems like a lot of power.

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My 4.4KW array:
August 2018: 553kWh
August 2017: 547kWh
August 2016: 526kwh
August 2015: 489kWh
August 2014: 566kWh
August 2013: 603kWh

Thank you Pinball for posting the details on inverter replacement. I finally went up on the roof today to swap out my M215 that was replaced via RMA months ago. The swap was painless after I located my enphase tool, an 11mm wrench and a 90 Phillips screwdriver. I replaced the defective unit with the next lowest serial number unit in the collection of M215s I have for my next install.
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Old 09-25-18, 09:04 PM   #705
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Funny I had to fine that tool also. If you can find it you can use a very large
Philips screwdriver but the tool works much better.

12.5 kW array we generated 1,645 kWh August 2018
August 2018= 1,645 kWh
August 2017= 1,717 kWh
August 2016= 1,716 kWh
August 2015= 1,873 kWh
August 2014= 1,915 kWh
Highest one day July 2018 = 72.9 kWhs

We have now banked 1,727 KWh for the winter.
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Old 10-02-18, 12:38 PM   #706
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12.5 kW array we generated 1,440 kWh September 2018
September 2018= 1,440 kWh <--- Hurricane Florence's days bad weather.
September 2017= 1,728 kWh
September 2016= 1,662 kWh
September 2015= 1,475 kWh
September 2014= 1,371 kWh
Highest one day July 2018 = 67 kWhs

We have now banked 1,778 KWh for the winter.

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Old 10-03-18, 08:20 PM   #707
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My 4.4kW system:

September 2018 = 491kWh
September 2017 = 360kWh <--- and one hurricane Irma
September 2016 = 433kWh
September 2015 = 423kWh
September 2014 = 446kWh
September 2013 = 452kWh

The week of Irma in 2017, my production was down by 70-80kWh, because I switched off the disconnect to the solar array, and didn't switch the array back on until the grid was substantially repaired and stable.

My 2018 numbers are actually higher than I expected, since I had one inverter not doing a thing for the last few months. I finally got around to swapping that one out, and the solar array just keeps working.

Just a note: 5 years seems to be the life expectancy for a black plastic zip-tie shaded by solar panels on a roof top array in South Florida. I'm thankful my trunk cable is attached to the racking with metal zip-ties (wrapped in shrink tube). The plastic zip-ties were only used to hold the cables between the panels and inverters up and off my stone coated metal roof. I'll have to buy a new batch and spend a morning on the roof this winter replacing them.
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I had been having trouble with my disconnect switch. At peek times it would make one leg have low voltage.
I exercise the switch it would work good for a while. As you look at this picture it was the top right below the red that was the issue.
Below that is a knife switch that has pressure to make a good connection.
I ordered a new disconnect switch off eBay knowing I had a new coming I took off the red cover and bent the pressure switch. (This was on Aug 26)
This allows it to have more pressure on the knife switch. It has worked flawless since then. I still might swap it out over the winter but not one hiccup with it so far.
I did learn that this switch has an override to allow you open the box without exercising the switch. If I would have known that from the beginning I would have found the issue much sooner.



This type of switch is required by my power company.
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Old 11-12-18, 11:17 AM   #709
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I have not put in the new disconnect switch. Since I bent knife switch it has run perfectly.

12.5 kW array we generated 1,487 kWh October 2018
October 2018= 1,487 kWh.
October 2017= 1,521 kWh
October 2016= 1,732 kWh
October 2015= 1,347 kWh
October 2014= 1,668 kWh
Highest one day October 2018 = 66.1 kWhs

We have now banked 1,927 KWh for the winter.

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Old 11-12-18, 11:49 AM   #710
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Our September's since our 6.81 kW array went live,
Sep 13: 943
Sep 14: 889
Sep 15: 823
Sep 16: 910
Sep 17: 812
Sep 18: 766

Our total since 12/17/12: 57757 kWh as of 11/11/18. By my calculations, we are 72.393% paid back. Some would say that the payback is too long to be worthwhile, but I always point out that I've been paying my electric bill far longer than that and they have yet to tell me I am paid in full.

Between the solar arrays and the Bolt, I am saving a good bit of money from utilties and gasoline.

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