Solar carport finished and commissioned

To see how much power we are producing click here.  The monitoring software tracks energy production hourly, daily, monthly and yearly.

Finished solar carport

A view from above

The final inspection and connection to the grid was fast (took 4 days).  The solar guys then came out to commission the system on 10/30/2012.  Basically, that means they made sure everything was wired properly, they installed the wireless monitoring card and then they turned the system on.

I have to say, solar power is pretty incredible.  From the moment the system was turned on, I could see from the inverter screen that power was being generated.  The system makes no noise as it basks in the sun, converting photons to electrons (electricity).

Based on the first few days of use, most of which were cloudy, we generated more electricity each day than we use on average.