Just got the July 8th – August 8th electric bill.
The total bill is $49.35
We used 723 kWh from PSE, but we sold them back 225 via net metering, the difference is only 498 kWh. Thats 15.5 kWh per day.
Last years bill for the same period was 1204 kWh – about $120.
How much did we actually consume during the month? Well our panels produced a total of 446, we sold back 225 of those, so we used 221, that makes our total usage for the month 944.
What was the big change from last month? We used a bunch more electricity for air conditioning, and we weren’t out of town for any of the month.
We managed to use about 22% less electricity this year than last year due to conservation efforts – a large part of that has to be the better insulation keeping the air conditioning costs down because the history actually shows the same average temperature for the 2 periods ( hard to believe as this year has been so crummy )
So conservation saved us about $22 this month, while the solar panels saved about $48.
Note that even though our bill for this month is $49.75, we are going to get a payment of $240.84 for our energy production credit. ( The incentive program for putting on the solar panels pays us for every kWh we produce. ) So this month we will actually net $191.09 from PSE – that goes towards paying for our solar panels.