On Friday, our quarterly electricity bill arrived. I ripped it open and pored over the pages. Studied the numbers and the graphs. I discovered that we used 25% less electricity than in the comparable period last year. So our bill was only $210.
Our bill tells us that our average daily consumption was about half that of comparable households. High five! Way to go, us!
The bill also told us that our hard-working solar panels generated 85% of the electricity we consumed. Whoo-hoo!
The icing on the cake of all this wonderfulness is that we get paid 60c kWH for the electricity we generate - for every last kWH. That added up to a very cheerful $300.
Over the last billing cycle, we earned $90 more than we spent on electricity. With Christmas around the corner, that sounds like an extra $90 for Christmas goodies. Oooooh. I wonder what we'll get?
The moral of the story is that if you want extra treats under YOUR Christmas tree, invest in solar energy now!