This is not a sight you want to see out the front of your car at 57 mph but this is what Tracy and I were confronted with yesterday on the way to London to attend the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall. As you can tell from the picture, the weather was … Continue reading YIKES!
Finally, after over a week with the system installed but the scaffolding still up, the scaffolding is removed and so this marks completion of the install. So far it is very encouraging. Typical generation is at about 500W when it is cloudy which nicely covers the house base load of 300W. When the sun is … Continue reading Solar PV – Installation Complete
Today was cloudy and wet… very cloudy! Yet it was a great day because today we commissioned our solar PV system and we are now generating our own electricity. Yesterday morning 2 guys turned up from Green Energy Solutions to install 28 SunPower P19 320Wp panels and a Solar Edge SE6000H inverter (with Modbus). This … Continue reading Solar PV Has Arrived!
It is over 7 weeks now since we moved and we are still unpacking boxes but I suppose that isn’t unexpected. Moving from a much larger house to a smaller one is always a challenge… what to keep? Do we store stuff or sell them and re-buy if needed again in the future? In the … Continue reading Still unpacking!
Well, Western Power have OK’ed the installation of my 8.4kWp solar array and it is going ahead on the 28th. There is still some uncertainty as to what inverter I should get. I originally asked for a 6kW inverter as my system is E/W split so it is never going to get up to 8kW … Continue reading Solar PV Installation – Coming up!
We have been in our new house a month now and we are all unboxed and tidy… Yeh! Right! But we will be all sorted by Christmas I am sure! Apart from the obvious of settling in we have had a new patio paid to take the new hot tub… a retirement treat to us … Continue reading House Update
Well, I have given it a decent shot… I give up on Cryptohopper… for now. Clearly I don’t have a good strategy for this market. Whenever my hopper buys Bitcoin it continues on down and I end up very quickly 5% or more down within minutes. I don’t seem to be able to find the … Continue reading I Give UP
When Tracy and I got together we lived apart, in our own houses, for quite a while but finally moved into our current house as our first home together. At that time, when we bought it over 2 years ago, I wanted a house of a similar size to the one I had before; not … Continue reading On The Move Again
Yup… still waiting from the price of Bitcoin to rise to the point where I am happy to sell. Until then I have no GBP to trade up and I don’t want to sell my BTC at a big loss to trade down. So it is a waiting game for now. I am beginning to … Continue reading Still Waiting
We will be moving house at the end of august (again!) and this will mark a significant milestone in my life… it is the first house bought jointly with my lovely wife Tracy. For the past 10 or so years electric cars have been part of my life but when Sally passed away I needed … Continue reading Our Next EV – Perhaps?