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November 24, 2009 at 12:22 am #250575
I had my 1kw solar system installed 4 weeks ago and yesterday I got my first power bill. It is $51.86 lower than the previous bill!
This bill was for 90 days and the previous bill was for 87 days and of those 87 days 36 of them were billed at the lower rate before the latest price increase.
My son also happened to move out about 4 weeks ago and I switched off my second freezer so we are using less power too.
This bill we used 1361kw or 15.12kw per day and previously we used 1775kw or 20.40kw per day.
I don’t think Energex has even been out to connect me to the grid yet so I am not actually selling any of my excess power but my meter does run backwards during the day.
So, I am not sure how much of the difference is the solar and how much is the fewer people living here and fewer appliances running but I am pretty happy with the result.
I am actually looking forward to my next bill so I can compare.:lol:
Also by the time my next bill arrives I should have my other 6 panels up which will bring mu to 2kw.
P.S. Energex just showed up to connect me.:tup:November 24, 2009 at 12:34 am #444385
Excellent one. I pay an automatic payment of $50 month to AGL and this was the first bill with some solar credit. Did not have to pay anything and when you consider that between ambulance charge and service charge that is $48 per quarter.November 24, 2009 at 12:48 am #444386
Yeah I just realised I was calculating on the total of the bill, I actually saved $63.61!!!
The Energex guy just showed me how my new meter works and I am currently exporting to the grid! SO EXCITING!!:clap:November 24, 2009 at 12:55 am #444387
That’s great! Now I can turn my heater on and not feel so bad. :rol:
Congratulation Michelle-sm :clap:November 24, 2009 at 12:58 am #444388
That’s great! Now I can turn my heater on and not feel so bad.
Might be a bit hot in Ippy today for a heater.:lol:November 24, 2009 at 12:59 am #444389
:tup: wow thats a significant saving.November 24, 2009 at 1:12 am #444390
When my son moved out our bill dropped 50% and I am no kidding.November 24, 2009 at 2:56 am #444391
michelle excellent news on your solar system…. Did you use the govt rebates?November 24, 2009 at 3:04 am #444392
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:clap::clap: Michelle and CCBear :jawdrop: Wow 50% drop thats alot:jawdrop:November 24, 2009 at 3:05 am #444393
Yay for solar! 😀 Ours is connected, but no new meter yet – It’s only been connected a week and already produced more than 15kWh. We havn’t had an electricity bill for AGES though – which is a bit of a worry :confused: – but I am still looking forward to getting one. 😆November 24, 2009 at 9:10 am #444394
I finally worked out why my electricity is so high…The niece uses virtually pure hot water in the shower at the highest pressure she can get it for as long as she thinks she can get away with it. I’ve spent like the last nine moths trying to convince her otherwise, but my requests to have shorter and cooler showers have fallen on deaf ears
It’s a shame the landlord refuses to put in a water saving shower head and wouldn’t give me permission to put one in myself. I wonder how much electricity I’d save then…
The only reason why I know this??? I have Pay-as-you-go meterage and when the niece was away for a week I only used $9.00 worth of electricity and that had 5 loads of washing that week. When she is here the usage goes up to around $15 per week. this is all calculated on summer usage…
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