As we enjoy these sunny days remember that the solar panels are indeed working!
Our solar panels continue to provide the vast majority of the electricity that we need. In 2021, (up through our most recent bill of May 7) we have only paid the base delivery charge, as our “banked” credits from 2020 covered our usage through the winter, and our current production, along with the remaining credits, continue to cover our usage. In fact, we have not seen a bill above “base rate” since March of last year!
Of course as summer warms, our air conditioning may put us into “negative” territory. But we can feel good about the significant reduction in our electricity usage from NYSEG as we make our own from the sun!