It is almost April and we have snow on the ground! Where is this global warming when you need it. I am anxious to start my garden. I just received my utility bill and updated my utility spreadsheet. Like the previous bills for this year this bill is higher than last year’s bill. The primary reason is that there was a higher number of heating degree days this year. Snow on the ground at the end of March drives home that point.
I continue to be interested in solar panel projects. Anthony Watts updated his solar panel project post with new info in the FAQ. It is a nice, comprehensive post but it did not provide me with any new information. The difference between his project and mine is the available sunlight. His location gets a lot more sunlight. According to the Wunderground Solar Calculator I can expect about $850 of solar savings per year. This leaves me with a 15+ year payback. I need this payback to be cut in half and some sort of energy storage to get me interested.