June 2012 Blog Posts (4)

145 Watt When Next Available?

I am new to this group and I have a question.  I just received a notice that the 145 Watt will probably go up for sale on Amazon.com Friday morning.  Does anyone have any idea of when they will be offered again after that?  I also heard that there is a $80 coupon available occasionally.  Will that be offered again?  How can I keep track of these things?  I know I can watch the posts, but we are trying…


Added by Cathy on June 28, 2012 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Are You Sure You Want The Economy to get Better?

I think if you ask the general public who the average "do it yourself solar energy enthusiast" is they would say he or she is someone who is trying to save some money. And sure, that's true for a lot of us. Including me! 

But that is just part of what motivates most of us, I think most of our members are motivated by what I call "fear of being plunged into darkness". And no matter how small your system is you will avoid that when Mr. Big Grid decides it's your "brown out day"…


Added by Renewable Ray on June 19, 2012 at 2:21pm — 6 Comments

Electricity usage trend - 4 years

I have been working on reducing my consumption for about 2 years now and in the last year have added solar to the mix. Below you will see the usage trends for my PG&E electric bill. Starting with the most recent and I highlight the highest month of that year.

From a high in Jun-July2009 of 1252kwh to a high in Jun-July2011 of 855 kwh. That's a reduction of 397 kwh. (Update) New lowest usage was the last bill May-June…


Added by Raymond Dias on June 12, 2012 at 3:37pm — 1 Comment

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