We generated solar energy well in excess of our usage in May, regardless of the cloudy skies we had sporadically throughout the month. Solar panels really like cool, sunny weather. May 2021 was generally on the cooler side as May goes here in North Texas, making our sunny times that much more productive.
Our overage this month was 31.7%. If we can keep that trend going all summer, we’ll be just fine. We should be able to. Even with the panels losing a bit of efficiency in the summer heat, that summer sun keeps the energy flowing, the Powerwalls full and our reliance on the grid a thing of the past.