Tuesday (18-February-2020) — New Jersey

Backyard Nighttime Winter Nature in New Jersey.

Opossum showed up on the patio.

Daily Electric Energy Used (66.8 kWh) from Sense Home Energy Monitor and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (19.2 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. Mostly cloudy all day. A deficit of 47.6 kWh.

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Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer updating images in My Image of the Day Photoblog, and My eBird (with images of nearly 450 bird species). hope post COVID-19 to be a world traveler again. My interests include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, sky, and seascapes, travel, and astrophotography. I look for unique ways of viewing the world and presenting my images. I have traveled to over 55 countries in six continents, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on home renovation and expansion of a wildflower garden/meadow.

3 thoughts on “Tuesday (18-February-2020) — New Jersey”

  1. Hi, David, I’m the communications director at Sense. I love seeing the Sense app showing your home’s energy usage in your blog. Just curious if you are using the solar version of Sense, which tracks solar production and energy usage on the same screen. Happy to fill you in on more details (just email me).

    1. Yes the graph shows the solar production (in yellow/orange) and usage (in red). The usage/production numbers are from the meters, and are typically within 1% of what the Sense application reports. The main reason my electric usage has gone up is that I installed a number of indoor hydroponic gardens for vegetables and flowers this winter. The LED lights go on at 05:30 and then off between 21:00 and 23:00. DJM

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