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A. Hunter Fanney
Senior Research Scientist, Energy and Environment Division
Engineering Laboratory
National Institute of Standards and Technology
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Monthly Result July 2013

During July 2013, the NZERTF consumed 1232 kWh of electrical energy. The solar electric photovoltaic system generated 1493 kWh of electricity during the month. The difference between the energy produced by the solar photovoltaic system and the energy consumed by the NZERTF, 261 kWh, was exported to the electric grid. A graphical representation of the energy consumed and generated is found in the year to date results.

The following chart breaks down the total energy consumed by the house into the various end uses.  For the month of July the greatest energy end use was for  maintaining the interior of the house at 75 F +/- 1 F (24 C +/- 0.5 C), followed by assorted plug loads and appliance energy usage.

NZERTF Energy by Category July 2013 - plug loads, 202.5, lighting, 37.5, appliance, 158.3, hot water heating, 89.0, heating, cooling, ventilation, 744.8

The chart below breakdowns the overall appliance end use, 158.3 kWh, in July into the energy consumed by individual appliances.  During the month of July 2013 the greatest appliance energy usage was associated with the clothes dryer, followed by the refrigerator and oven.

NZERTF Appliance Energy - July 2013 - microwave, 12.3, oven, 30.0, cooktop, 19.2, refrigerato, 36.2, clothes dryer,47.6, clothes washer, 5.2, dishwasher, 7.8