Today is the longest daylight of the year. We had our new solar panels installed just after the vernal equinox – so now seems to be a good time to check in on how they’re doing.
(Who am I kidding – I look at their output several times per day!)
Today I generated 24.35kWh of solar electricity. pic.twitter.com/Mrm4QN8uTy
— Edent's Solar Panels (@Edent_Solar) June 20, 2020
As of right now, they’ve generated 1.79 MegaWatt hours in total!
A combination of clear skies and gentle Spring breezes produced this corker of an output
Today I generated 31.3kWh of solar electricity. pic.twitter.com/7L2vjpuLsz
— Edent's Solar Panels (@Edent_Solar) May 29, 2020
Of course, it isn’t all sunshine and roses.
Today I generated 4.2kWh of solar electricity. pic.twitter.com/ZCyzKDnpye
— Edent's Solar Panels (@Edent_Solar) April 28, 2020
Our daily consumption is usually under 9kWh. And most days we generate more than that. Occasionally, the British drizzle is overpowering.
Comparison is the thief of joy
We have split panels. Half are East facing, and catch the morning sunshine. The others are West facing, and convert solar until sunset.
This lets us see how each side is doing, which I find interesting.
East facing solar panels 🆚 West facing solar panels. London, UK. pic.twitter.com/i4EzmqoLJ3
— Edent's Solar Panels (@Edent_Solar) June 2, 2020
So, there you go. Solar in the UK is feasible. It works really well. And it makes me happy.