The panels are installed on the Bakery

Thanks to Jason, Kendal, Corinne, and Mike last weekend and Chuck, Blue, and Tad this weekend we have the 30 solar panels installed on the RiverStreet Bakery’s roof.

Pictures here. Click on “River Street Bakery Details”.

Now we need to do a bit of wiring and get the electrician to install the new utility meter enclosures and connects us up to the breaker panel.

6KW of solar power is on it’s way..

Ypsilanti City Hall now 2% Solar Powered

I was looking at the monthly bar charts for the City of Ypsilanti’s City Hall and calculate that they are now about 2% solar powered.

City Hall Monthly Power
City Hall Monthly Power

If you go to the chart here and hover your mouse over the bars, it will show you the numerical value of that bar. Doing this for all the bars for both the red and yellow parts I get these numbers.

Month       Solar         DTE       Percent_solar
April          251.0         6400               3.9%
May          204.0         6500               3.1%
June            82.6          5700               1.5%
July           341.3       16000              2.1%
August      331.1        13700              2.4%

You can really see the air conditioning kicking in during the summer. If I average the percent solar, City Hall is about 2.6% solar powered. Pretty close to my guess of 2%. When some more energy conservation, we hope that percentage goes up.