Saturday (30-November-2019) — New Jersey

Backyard Nature at Night.

Cat, mouse, and rabbit on my patio — all caught on an infrared video camera.

Daily Electric Energy Used (83.0 kWh) from Sense and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (27.9 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy.  The day started sunny, then the clouds came in. Overall a net deficit of 55.1 kWh.

Monthly Electric Energy Used (2144 kWh) from Sense and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (734 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. Overall a net deficit of 1410 kWh. Although this means I will need to pay a power bill to PSE&G this month, I am getting SREC credits that will cover the expense.

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Friday (12-October-2018) — New Jersey

Home Renovation Project: Back Patio.

The remnants of Hurricane Michael blew through last night with about 0.45 inches (11 mm) of rain. The temperature dropped to the mid 60’s, and this morning the sky was clear with a bright sun. Today may be the first day this month that my solar panels generate more electricity that I use.  Alan and Lincoln installed the railings for the rear door landing to the patio. Still more to do, but the project is getting a lot closer to being complete. While they were working on the railings I mowed the lawn, and got some pictures of a Monarch Butterfly in my Zinnia patch.

Garmin VIRB-360 Time-Lapse Video (360 degree panorama, little planet, tunnel view) 720p 24p.

Individual images in the slideshow can be viewed here.

Thursday (22-March-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard (and Indoor) Early Spring Nature in New Jersey.

The snow had stopped by the time I woke up. It looked like 6-8 inches. It was fluffy and light, not like the wet & heavy stuff we got with the 2nd Nor’easter. Some images of the snow-covered patio, with a charcoal grill waiting for real spring weather. Then the trees damaged by the previous storm.  As for indoor nature, I am still finding some stink bugs (but not the green ones). By the afternoon, the snow slid off the solar panels, and I was generating electricity. The snow on the driveway and front entry was melting fast so I didn’t need to get the shovel out. As fast as the snow is melting, I wouldn’t be surprised if there is some local flooding over the next couple of days. Hopefully, this will be the last Nor’easter this spring.

Individual images from the slide-shows can be viewed here.