Well, the installers returned this morning and found the fault in our Solar PV system. They had reversed the polarity on one of the modules! I consider that a basic error and for me it has thrown into question the quality of the installation as a whole. I am going to have to review my … Continue reading Solar PV System now working!
Well, the snow is melting here in not so sunny Saltash today… mostly foggy at the moment. The solar PV system is still not working. However, the installation company have said they will get here sometime next week probably. Let us hope so… mind you, with this foggy weather we aren’t missing out on much … Continue reading Happy Holidays to you all
The system was installed on Tuesday. Overall the installation went well except that it took them longer than expected. This meant that it was dark by the time they connected it all up and so it could not be tested. The next day, when the sun came up, the system did not fire up. They … Continue reading Solar Installation
Well our solar PV system is installed next Tuesday. There has been further discussion over how many panels we can fit and we have reluctantly had to agree that 10 x 240w panels is the very most we can fit in the space available. I was hoping for at least 14! Still, 10 x 240w … Continue reading Installation Day is Looming
Sal had a check up at the hospital today with her oncologist. All is progressing well but there are still a couple of issues that need some follow up and so she has another check up in February 2011. I will leave it to her to explain in detail what issues remain but there are … Continue reading Hospital Check Up
Last week we had a more detailed survey for our solar PV installation. It looks like we can fit more panels on the roof than was originally thought. Now awaiting the final design.
I have now replaced my Nokia 5800 phone for the latest Nokia N8 but it was not without incident. I started out wanting a Nikia C7 and that is what I ordered but that didn’t work out. I had to return one handset as it kept restarting on its own and when I got one … Continue reading New phone at last
Just a quick update… Sal is almost completely recovered from the radio therapy treatment now. The skin has all healed but there is still a niggling scab where her surgery wound opened up but it is definitely healing… just very very slowly – they said it would be slow! Her hair is coming back. It … Continue reading Sal's Recovery Continues
We have decided to try to fit as many panels on the roof as is sensibly possible and so we are having a detailed survey done next week to accurately assess how many panels we can have. More info next week on the results. The installation date is set for week following 13th December so … Continue reading Detailed Survey
The London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics will require about 70,000 volunteers to make the games a success. These volunteers are called Games Makers and I have volunteered to be a Games Maker. I will be recording my experience here on my blog as I go through the selection process and then on into the games … Continue reading London 2012 Olympics – Games Makers & Volunteering