I get what you guys are saying. The reason I put down everything I generated, and then started deducting, is that it just made it easier to work out. But regarding the reimbursement amounts.....Planet4ever nailed it. I was just talking about a specific time period applicable to my generation/usage - I would hope that the generation rates during that same period would be the same as if I were using from the grid instead.
What I think Boomer23 confuses is my desire for this with the desire to get paid for any excess generation at the end of the year. I realize that the PUC has not yet decided what they are going to have the utility reimburse us for that.
However, Boomer23, you encourage me with your comments on your system generation from summer last year. JimmyDreams does live in Oceanside, so who knows how more often he's "socked in" while we already have full sunshine!
I have a good portion of south facing roof and, depending which panels we're going to use, they may all fit on the south or I may have to put a few facing east. My vendor has given me a chart talking about just over 800kwH in the months of May, July, and August, then just under 800kwH in June (June gloom?). This is with 20 panels facing south and 4 facing east.
Even if we are able to go all to the south with the alternate, slightly skinnier, panels, I don't think it would make much difference from a generation standpoint since they are 230w vs. the 240w of the larger ones.
But, anyway, if I have underestimated my production, I think I'd rather have it that way than to overestimate and be disappointed when the numbers start coming in.
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