In 2015, Morse Measurements installed solar panels on the roof top. A total of 102 panels were installed, which together can generate up to 30 kW of power.
Over the course of a year, it is expected that this system will generate about 90% of the electricity that is used at Morse Measurements. So your K&C test is powered by the sun!
But, you might be wondering, how does that work? After all, solar panels only generate electricity when the sun is shining. So no power generation at night, and not much on cloudy days. It works through the use of something called net metering. The standard electric meter was replaced with one that is net metering capable. All that means for us is that the meter can go both ways. So, when it is night time or whenever our power needs exceed the production from the panels, power is drawn off the grid. And, whenever the solar panels are producing power in excess of our needs, that power is sent back out onto the grid. We pay for the power we draw from the grid and get equal credit for the power being sent back onto the grid.
At least that’s how it works in theory. How does work in practice? Only time will tell, but here’s a look at how it is working right now:
Stay tuned for more updates from our solar journey!