Solar Panels 2 Years on

Recently I reached my 2 year anniversary of having my 6 KWh solar system installed at home so I thought it’d be nice to work out how much we’ve saved.

In 24 months we generated 18518, and in the last 12 months 9474 which is pretty good considering we’ve had 2 really wet and overcast years. We use about 12 KWh per day so it’s great that we’re generating about twice the power we need and it means the electricity company gets to send me a cheque at the end of each quarter. The good thing in the last few months is AGL now does Direct Deposit into bank accounts rather than cheques which means you get the money back so much faster but you still have to call up and ask for it.

Based on the Small Business Carbon Footprint Calculator – which only allows you to enter the number of KWh says 18518KWh is 20.68 tons of emissions and equivalent to having 124.1 trees.

So we’ve had 2 consistent years of output so I’ll keep monitoring it to see how we fair over coming years.

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