I recently had solar installed along with the Sense Monitor; so far, I really like the Sense.
I got my bill last month and it said I didn’t net any power back to the SCE, but they said they most likely haven’t converted me over to the Solar Net Metering Account and would do so.
Being skeptical, I took a look at my Sense readout and noticed something odd. I was hoping I can get an explanation here to help me understand what’s going on.
From the picture of the last 3 days, It looks like I’m generating a good amount of solar power; 30+ on the first two days and ~25 on the third day when i got cloudy in the afternoon. My usage seems relatively constant with spikes occuring when my 2 fridges kick on. We used the oven to bake dinner on the 22nd and that used a lot of power.
My question is why isn’t the solar lowering my consumption from SCE? I would think that as the array started to generate power, my dependancy on SCE would reduce. And when the array generated more power than my home usage, I would get a negative reading for my usage.
Is something strange going on here with my setup? I just wanted to make sure before another month goes by and I’ve wasted sunny days not backing.