november 8 nest


It is already the second week of November and we haven't turned on our heating system yet.  I'm sitting here after midnight and it's still 71 F in the house with no heat on in November.  

That's wierd.

This is the latest that we have gone without turning on our hydronic warm floors.  There have been a few chilly mornings, but our heating season is shrinking by weeks to about 4-1/2 months.  The graph below shows average daily temperatures for November and we are nearly off the chart this year.  The forecast is for higher than average temperatures into the middle of the month.  This may not bode well for participants in the Washington solar incentive program that has a fund that is dependent on power sales.  Less sales in a warm winter means a lower incentive fund next year.

 nov 8 16


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Started Puget Sound Solar in 2001 with 30 years of construction contracting experience, and a desire to turn Seattle on to solar energy. Achieving NABCEP certification in 2004, Jeremy believes that our customers often follow a path similar to the one he took, starting out with solar daydreaming, then progressing to education on the subject, and eventually leading to action. In addition to leading the company he also does some teaching and speaking engagements about various aspects of solar energy, and experiments relentlessly with various solar, energy efficiency, and electric vehicle projects.

Jeremy Smithson

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