WMRS turns on Sunny Boy inverters December 6, sending power to Southern California Edison and turning our meter backward!

Based on 2 months of data, we now predict that winter and summer solar output from the Pace Lab roof will be comparable; about 40 KWh per sunny day. See chart (excel file)

Barcroft Field Station switches to solar! In late July we "flipped the switch" and turned off the diesel generator for the first time this summer. The quiet was deafening! Since then we have been running the station with about 75% solar/battery power and 25% diesel. The next stage of the project (summer 2008) is to install the Capstone C-30 Microturbine Generator and heat exchanger.