Another month has passed and I’ve received my third bill of the year since going on solar. You can find previous monthly electric bill posts on my Solar label.
Here are the numbers for March:
Previous Bill: $-14.01
My total bill: $-21.00
Currently due: $-35.01 (so $0.00 due)
Projected Solar Savings – $141.31
Actual Solar Savings – $124.87
Projected Contribution % – 116.21%
Actual Contribution % – 120.22%
Here’s a visual representation of this information:
While my projected savings has been higher than my actual savings (due to a drop of the amount of credit I’m receiving per kWh produced), my actually contribution to my bill is higher than projected.
This was the first month I’ve broken over the 100% mark. This means I produced more energy than I used! You heard me correctly!! I actually contributed more energy than I used for an entire month.
With a combination of not wasting as much energy and using more energy efficient lighting (LED’s), I have been able to drastically lower my bill so far. I picked up several LED lights from Amazon.com.
My current bill is sitting at -$35.01. Yes that’s a negative, so the city owes me money. Basically this credit will keep adding up until it gets used up probably sometime in the summer.
Here’s a chart of my actual solar usage versus the projections (based off last year’s usage).
I plan to continue tracking these stats for an entire year. Maybe this will help someone that is considering going green.