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
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!
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!
I finally decided to make a start on updating the house and the first room to get the treatment will be the main bedroom en-suite. Neither of the two bathrooms or the downstairs toilet have been updated within the last 20 years and so they badly need doing. With the help of my good friend … Continue reading Bathroom Makeover 1
Well, it is early September and my courses start in till three weeks so I feel it is time that I got myself organised. First things first… My study. If I am going to be studying full time for three years then I need a study that is effective, comfortable, relaxing and effective and as … Continue reading Not long now!
Not a great deal is happening right now. I had a super city break in Barcelona last week though. It was my first time there and it is a great city. I have a strong desire to return next year. I passed my medical for flying and have my first lesson on Wednesday … Continue reading Flying, Barcelona, Decorating and Car Repair
For obvious reasons I have been pretty quiet on the blogging front since Sally died. It has been, and still is, a difficult time for me. Sally was my life for 22 years… that love and companionship will never leave me and nor would I ever want it to. But Sally wanted me to make … Continue reading Still Alive and Kicking!
Finally I am able to start on the house again. Many of the improvements we had planned are now on hold for a while until I decide what to do long-term but some must be done pretty much immediately. The first is the replacement of the garage doors.It was started yesterday and will be finished … Continue reading House improvements continue
We have been in our new house now for about 5 months ( well, I suppose I should stop calling it new!) and during that time I have had only limited power to the garage from the house. This has meant that it wasn’t possible to install a 32A electric car charger until I upgraded … Continue reading Power to the Garage