GetOffYourGas wrote:My grid-sourced electricity has been up and then down for the past 5 years that I have been tracking (since I installed my solar panels).
Here are my average costs/kWh (includes an optional $0.015/kWh for "greenup", which most consumers do not choose - parenthesis are the "standard" rates):
2012 = $0.1211 ($0.1061)
2013 = $0.1267 ($0.1117)
2014 = $0.1375 ($0.1225)
2015 = $0.1219 ($0.1069)
2016 = $0.1130 ($0.0980)
Last year was actually the cheapest since I started watching them. The standard rate was below 10 cents / kWh.
Weird. I suspect that is is the exception rather than the rule.
GetOffYourGas wrote:All that said, I don't think the average consumer even knows what their electricity prices are. Before I had solar, I vaguely knew, but not to this precision. So how can an unknown factors affect PEV sales?
No argument. However, when that same average consumer considers purchasing an electric vehicle, many will compare the fuel costs of the two options to see how they compare.