today was an exciting day because there was no clouds in the sky which guaranteed us a record solar production day. i monitored the graph all day, watching it plateau by 9:45am. for the next 3 hours it was boring, as it maintained a plateau. after 1pm the trend line began to drop. would it drop slow or fast? slow it was, as we exceded the typical production we'd get in the afternoon.
by nightfall the total for today was 39.12kWh, a new record. i was a little disappointed that it didn't break 40kWh, but i'm sure that'll happen next month. the graph line was a thing a beauty, shaped like a bell (or a gumdrop). there were a few minor bumps in the afternoon, i'm guessing neighboring trees, but the sun elevation is already high enough that the effect was minor. the sun's highest angle today was 39.5°; back on february 3rd when we had another perfect bell-curve day, the angle was just 31.3°. by the spring equinox in 3 more weeks, that angle will be up to 47.6°.
a lazy day, i didn't feel like going out and getting groceries. instead, i had a canned soup. i'll definitely cook something for tomorrow night, not sure what yet, but i'm curious about swedish grÃ¶nsakskaka. for dessert, 3 leftover clementine oranges (a little sour) and 6 defrosted cream puffs. depending on what i'm in tomorrow, i may also try making another batch of muffins using real blueberries.
the rest of the evening was spent configuring the DD-WRT tp-link router so that the guest network can't access the private network. after a few hours i think i got it working, tested it by swapping out my normal router. i was able to get online via the two different networks. however, i was still able to access the admin page from the guest domain until i added more instructions to the firewall. if it works, i won't have to buy the asus RTN12 D1 router. it basically does the same thing (guest network), maybe the asus has a better GUI, but a router is something you usually set it up and forget about it (as long as it works). i'll bring it to the cafe tomorrow and see how it runs.