This is the second month since we installed our Sunpower solar energy system. We got the system hooked up mid February.

PG&E this month came by to change out our analog utilities meter for a digital one. Very cool, although Clint and I are still trying to figure out how to read it. We also got a note from PG&E that we have switched from E1 to time-of-use net metering. It seems that we made it within the quota cut off that PG&E set and will get E7 billing instead of E6 – I have my fingers crossed.

Here are the stats. I do wonder how much electricity was consumed and CO2 generated in the manufacturing of the solar panels and inverter. So hard to say. I think overall any green initiative should have as its first tenet the goal to reduce consumption.



Loni Stark is an artist at Atelier Stark, self-professed foodie, and adventure travel seeker who has a lifelong passion for technology’s impact on business and creativity. She collaborates with Clinton Stark on video projects for Atelier Stark Films. It’s been said her laugh can be heard from San Jose all the way up to the Golden Gate Bridge. She makes no claims to super powers, although sushi is definitely her Kryptonite.