Sun power on a hot day

Yet another scorching day and another energy curtailment at Sun in San Diego. So in my office the lights and workstation are powered off while I work at home with all the windows open. On Labor Day weekend it hit 110 degrees in the east county and over 90 by the coast. At Legoland the most popular attraction was Soak-n-Sail Pirate Shores that dumps a 300 gallon bucket of water on you.

Yesterday SDG&E hit an all-time record demand of 4,636 MW. Although my solar panels hit their peak production in the early afternoon, already by 8am they were producing twice as much energy as my house was using, and the gap is steadily rising. Peak demand for SDG&E is from 4 to 6 pm. Though that's past the peak of my panels' production, my house remains a net generator of electricity through 6pm when it finally begins drawing power from the grid.
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I am a software engineer in San Diego, president of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (spec.org), formerly a mathematician and a violist.

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