Success! We are converting photons into electrons on our roof!
Aerial video courtesy Faith in Place:
We have two meters on our system. The eGauge is in the building and shows total array generation in green and building use in red. http://egauge34171.egaug.es/58863/
There is also a simplified kiosk view that shows three days at a time and the equivalent carbon offsets. http://egauge34171.egaug.es/58863/kiosk2.html
The enphase display shows more information about the array itself and shows some energy over time information nicely.
On March 29th, Ameren gave the OK to energize the system. Our Ameren engineer was named Star, and by chance, her daughter even goes to the church. She swapped our utility meter for one of the first new bi-directional "smart meters." She said within a year new online tools will allow us to see more detail about use and generation. Here is the team posing for a picture.
Day one: all that's required to hold the panels are these angle feet and cinder blocks.
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Day two: placing the 81 panels.
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Below is the link to the WCIA weather webcam.
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