[mythtv-users] [Slightly OT] solar power for all our gadgets
marc_mtv at merlins.org
Mon Mar 9 20:08:43 UTC 2009
On Mon, Mar 09, 2009 at 10:14:30AM -0700, Mark Knecht wrote:
> > Here in Pittsburgh PA there is no such thing as tiers. You pay the
> > same rate regardless of the time of day or day of year. And the rate
> > is less than 15c/KWh. On top of that the electricity cost alone (our
> > bill is broken down to individual costs) is like 1/3 of the bill and
> > the rest is taxes, transmission, distribution, administrative costs
> > ... So for that my electricity bill averages out to be around $100 /
> > month and this includes having AC in the summer months.
> > John
> I posted this once before but here's the current rates for my place in
> Northern CA:
> Baseline up to 378 Kwh = $0.11536
> 101%-130% (113.4 Kwh) = $0.13115
> 131%-200% (264 Kwh) = $0.24711
> 200%-300% (576 Kwh) = $0.35432
It's actually more now in the silicon valley:
Note that baseline quantities also vary by location:
Merced's baseline number is twice is high as ours in the silicon valley :-/
> There's a BIG jump over 200% baseline which is where I figure my
> MythTV costs come in as we end up at about 150% baseline even on
> vacation. My place with CFLs, pool equipment, electric range and lots
Actually anything above 130% hurts (25c already).
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