I’ve been trying some abstract visualizations that use data we have collected at the house. The image above was composed from 38,323 hours of solar generation and total usage data. It is a heat map in the sense that hours of higher generation or higher usage are brighter in color. The columns are days. Can you tell which columns are the weekends? Which areas correspond to day and night, summer and winter?
Archive for October, 2016
Q3 2016 summary: 10% cooler, 3% less usage and about the same amount of sun as compared to Q3 2015.
This is part of our quarterly home performance reporting. All data is posted at netplusdesign.com
Nothing exciting to report, which is normal for 3rd quarters.
At 7am on May 31st we became net positive for the year. As of the end of September, we have a surplus of 1,900 kWh heading into the final months of 2016.
|2015||Usage||Solar PV||Net usage
|2016||Usage||Solar PV||Net usage
Water usage was up 22%. Water for the garden plus we installed a water softener and flushed the hot water tank this summer.
You can see heat maps and detailed charts of temperature and electrical usage at netplusdesign.com. View hourly, daily and monthly values for solar, usage, net usage, circuit-level usage, temperatures and HDD.