Riot – June 2013 – Month 56


I’m a little late reporting again for June 2013  plus 5 days of July for the three of us plus my parents for three weeks, which makes an average of 4.8 people. My summary of our first three years is here. Edson fixed the calculator: all go tither to crunch those numbers!

Gasoline.  Calculated per person.

13.6 gallons pp.

33.1% of the US National Average

Electricity. This is reckoned per household, not per person. We cook on an electric stove. According to our solar meter, we produced 9640  kWh since the system was turned on in August 2011, that’s  625 kWh over the last month (you can follow our solar harvest live here). The two micro-inverters on our system that conked off have finally been replaced. The grow lights and heat mat have been turned off, but the attic fan is going full blast most of the day in the hot weather. Still, we owe NSTar nothing, so we overproduced, but again I don’t know how much we used. Definitely less than 625 kW.

620 kWh monthly average

34% of the US National Average

Heating Oil and Warm Water. This too is calculated for the entire household, not per person. Since we obviously didn’t need heat this month, the number indicates only water heating that is supplemental to the solar hot water that was installed in February. There is no provision for solar hot water in the calculator.

2.6 gallons of oil / month

4.2 % of the US National Average

Water. This is calculated per person. We did much better this month.

506 gallons pp.

16.9% of the US National Average

Trash. After recycling and composting this usually comes down to mainly food wrappers:

6 lbs. pp per month

4.4 % of the US National Average


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