Slowing the Meter Down...

Posted on by Lauren M

A few weeks back, we wrote about the preliminary stages of MYD's photovoltaic installation in Laguna Beach with Revco Solar;  read the introduction to the process and project here.  It has since been inspected and approved by the City, and last week we received the go-ahead from Southern California Edison to turn on the system and saw results almost instantaneously.


Take a look at the 'Before' and 'After' videos below and watch for the black section of the meter's rotating wheel; it's spinning counter-clockwise in the first shot and reverses direction after the system is up and running.  Translation:  the home is consuming energy at a relatively high rate before being retrofitted with the solar PV system, and doing just the opposite after the installation.

It was pretty incredible to watch the electrical meter immediately slow  down to a near-stop and even run backwards, and we're looking forward to a long-term analysis, comparing the home's energy consumption now, relative to the  amount of electricity delivered by the grid prior to the installation of the system.

We'll be posting a complete project summary and more photos later this week, so keep an eye out for it, and thanks for reading!