When I first heard this phrase after the sad and shocking killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in the USA I was completely dumbfounded. What a ridiculous thing to say: of course black lives matter. Surely it didn’t even need saying did it? Clearly it did – and it does! I grew up in south … Continue reading Black Lives Matter!
Well, after a long cold and particulary rainy winter we have a few days of sun and finally we can start to generate some solar power. In fact, this is the first time that our solar PV system has had a chance to show us what it can do and it is very encouraging. A … Continue reading Finally some sun!
I am having a bit of a wobble over whether I want to wait 6 months or so for my new car. I am testing the e-Niro on Wednesday but we have already had a look at the Kona and we liked it. The issue is that I can have a Kona now and I … Continue reading Can’t Decide!
Top Photo: By Alexander Migl – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link Today we visited a Kia dealer to look at the e-Niro and the Soul EV. Surprisingly, we loved the e-Niro more than the Kona. It is more sober inside and it felt more us. The Soul EV was nice in the front but … Continue reading Perhaps the E-Niro?
Top Image : Hyundai Kona : By Kevauto – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link Back in 2010 I got my first Electric Car – a Nissan Leaf. I was the first to get a Leaf in the South-West of the UK. I was the launch customer for Exeter Nissan (JFE) and I was excited. … Continue reading Time To Get Another EV?
We have had the solar PV system in now for over 3 months so I thought I’d do a quick update on how it is going. Pretty well actually! As you can imagine, it is winter so there hasn’t been many good solar generating days since installation and when it was sunny the sun is … Continue reading Solar Update – Solar Export Guarantee
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!