Solar Array Makes a Budget Impact

Welcome news on our electric bills since the Solar Array went online in May, 2017: The table below compares the kilowatt hours used and our electric bills (June through January) for 2016 and 2017/18.

MonthKWH Used
2016
KWH Used
2017
Electric Bill
2016
Electric Bill
2017
June25200$514$202
July1880-2209$330$165
August2440-1799$413$133
September2240-1785$415$163
October2520-844$451$233
November2960432$477$232
December33602633$551$220
January32642940$560$213

Note that in December and January we generated very little electricity, while we used over 2500 kwh from Unitil each of those months. However our bill remained less than half the cost of last year in those two months. Therefore we must be receiving credit for the extra electricity that we generated from July through October. As of January, our electric bill from June through January is approximately $2,150 less than the same period last year.

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