Just three more weeks of diminishing yields then it is winter solstice and presumably it would get better thereafter! This is the first year that I have had PV and wow, the angle of the sun as well as the length of day is devastating.
Things I noted:
- Timers on geysers can’t really be static throughout the year. My peak (albeit diminished) moved so far by almost 2 hours.
- If I get more batteries, I’ll have to carefully manage them, because it will get much more difficult to get them nice and full (I can definitely see myself turning on battery life, or do something external by limiting the inverter power)
- West panels is really nice when the angle of the sun is good, but the angle I’m dealing with now - They really do struggle (still nice, but not nearly as nice). The North ones does seem to lose less.
- Colder “cold” water and hotter and longer showers (probably for comfort) does make my geysers run much longer. So far observing about 50% increased time (not scientifically measured). This will also cause me to have to adjust the timers a little to ensure no domestic disputes.