Friday (15-May-2020) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

The bird for the day is a Mourning Dove.

Mourning Dove. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR telephoto lens (ISO 560, 600 mm, f/4, 1/1250 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
Mourning Dove. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR telephoto lens (ISO 560, 600 mm, f/4, 1/1250 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
I need greens so I can make milk for my new baby.Image taken with a Nikon D850 camera and 105 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 360, 105 mm, f/1.4, 1/250 sec) (DAVID J MATHRE)
I need greens so I can make milk for my new baby.Image taken with a Nikon D850 camera and 105 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 360, 105 mm, f/1.4, 1/250 sec) (DAVID J MATHRE)

Daily Electric Energy Used (47.8 kWh) from meter readings the Sense Home Energy Monitor. The daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (60.5 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. Sun, but more clouds. A surplus of 12.7 kWh.


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Sunday (08-March-2020) — New Jersey

Backyard Wintertime Nature in New Jersey.

The scraggly doe that has stayed near my house all winter came up onto the patio.  At one point it started nibbled on the newly emerging tulips. I need to get the electric fence up and working again.

Daily Electric Energy Used (66.6 kWh) from Sense Home Energy Monitor and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (60.2 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. Lots of sun. A deficit of 6.4 kWh.

Weekly Electric Energy Used (447 kWh) from Sense Home Energy Monitor and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (321 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. A deficit of 126 kWh.

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Wednesday (04-March-2020) — New Jersey

Backyard Wintertime Nature in New Jersey.

Doe lurking at night just outside the patio. 

Daily Electric Energy Used (60.2 kWh) from Sense Home Energy Monitor and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (59.1 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. Lots of sun. A deficit of 1.1 kWh.

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Saturday (01-February-2020) — New Jersey

Backyard Wintertime Nature in New Jersey.

House Finch at the bird feeder, a young scraggly doe eating grass just outside my back door, and a worried doe watching.

House Finch at a bird feeder. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 900, 600 mm, f/4, 1/1250 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
House Finch at a bird feeder. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 900, 600 mm, f/4, 1/1250 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
Scraggly Young Doe. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 1400, 600 mm, f/4, 1/1250 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
Scraggly Young Doe. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 1400, 600 mm, f/4, 1/1250 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
Wary Doe. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm OIS lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/6.4, 1/60 sec) (David J Mathre)
Wary Doe. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm OIS lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/6.4, 1/60 sec) (David J Mathre)

Daily Electric Energy Used (73.2 kWh) from Sense Home Energy Monitor and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (8.4 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. Mostly cloudy all day. A deficit of 64.8 kWh.

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Friday (31-January-2020) — New Jersey

Backyard Wintertime Nature in New Jersey.

Scraggly young doe just outside my back door.


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Daily Electric Energy Used (79.4 kWh) from Sense Home Energy Monitor and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (14.9 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. Sunny in the morning. A deficit of 64.5 kWh.

Monthly Electric Energy Used (2315 kWh) from Sense Home Energy Monitor and Monthly Solar Electric Energy Produced (766 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. Previous January Electric Energy Used (3001 kWh) and Solar Electric Energy Produced (738 kWh). So better than last year. The Geothermal HVAC system was able to keep the house warm (~62-64 °F) with the emergency resistance heating only needed once. The background electric energy usage includes the indoor hydroponic gardens and server backups and upgrades.

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