North Coast - Cabrera

cavok

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Jun 16, 2014
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Rain off and on yesterday in Cabarete. Heavy rain all day today so far. Torrential at times.
 
Aug 21, 2007
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Tons of rain. We rarely cancel classes, instead buying our kids umbrellas. But yesterday and today were too much, and classes had to be cancelled.
 

Cdn_Gringo

Gold
Apr 29, 2014
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Rain forecast for the rest of the week and through the weekend. If you can believe the weather app. Ground is saturated and lots of big deep puddles around me.
 

NanSanPedro

Nickel with tin plating
Apr 12, 2019
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Were you guys up north in a drought situation? How much will this help, if that was true?
 

josh2203

Bronze
Dec 5, 2013
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POP: Yesterday morning+evening rain, today non-stop since about 8 am... It's a bit more calm now...
 

william webster

Platinum
Jan 16, 2009
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Not much sun - too much rain....
Yes - we had a couple of weeks - hardly a drought - of no rain

I am solar powered -= a bit challenging for me
Planta doing yeoman's work
 
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I am solar powered too. But now have a system where I am connected to street power. When my batteries drop to 60%, the street power kicks in automatically. And the moment the batteries are charged, it reverts back to batteries. I just get my electric bill. It was 1,000 pesos. Bet you cannot best that, WW.
 
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bob saunders

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Jan 1, 2002
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I am solar powered too. But now have a system where I am connected to street power. When my batteries drop to 60%, the street power kicks in automatically. And the moment the batteries are charged, it reverts back to batteries. I just get my electric bill. It was 1,000 pesos. Bet you cannot best that, WW.
How much did your solar setup cost? That is probably a few years of electrical bills.
 

JD Jones

Moderator - Covid 19 in DR & North Coast
Jan 7, 2016
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I just got my electric bill for 797 pesos. I'm going to try turning the inverter off during the day to see if I can get it down further but I don't think it will make much difference.

FWIW, My new planta runs 9 hours on 5 gallons, but I haven't had to use it yet.

With numbers like that no need to go solar.
 

windeguy

Platinum
Jul 10, 2004
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My power bill last month was 2,000 RD. No solar. AC for night only in the bedroom.

I would say the drought seems to be over, but CORRAPLATA is far less competent than they were when I arrived in the DR.
The pump and cistern get a work out. Have no lost water thanks to them.
 
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How much did your solar setup cost? That is probably a few years of electrical bills.
Yes, it is a few years of electric bills. We have 2 air conditioners (big ones), a pool pump, a freezer, a dishwasher, a large frig, a water pump, and the place is lit up all night long. I don't know, but if I were connected to street power alone, I imagine that my electric bill would be almost $1,000 a month, based on what it was the last time I had a house (without all the appliances or air conditioners, but I did have a pool and water pump.)

And based on $1,000 a month, in only a few years it pays for itself.

Moreover, I feel good that I am helping to to keep the Earth a little healthier.

It is a personal decision, one that not everyone chooses to make. But for us, we are happy to have done so.
 

JD Jones

Moderator - Covid 19 in DR & North Coast
Jan 7, 2016
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My power bill last month was 2,000 RD. No solar. AC for night only in the bedroom.

I would say the drought seems to be over, but CORRAPLATA is far less competent than they were when I arrived in the DR.
The pump and cistern get a work out. Have no lost water thanks to them.
it just struck me... I don't pay maintenance fees so no charge for the water pump. Ours is communal and covered in the rent.

That's another reason for my low electric bill.