Archive for August, 2010

Running mobile phones for a family of 5 can be a costly affair. Or maybe not, here’s the challenge. Target Cost £5 per person per month. Unlimited free calls between all family members. Unlimited SMS/texts for 2 teenagers Some inclusive talk/texts for everyone A basic phone It was a rhetorical question, because it can be […]


Even with the days shortening we had a super sunshine Sunday and this was backed up by generating the highest total to date since our July installation.  Whilst the daily energy was 25 kWh, I looked at the maximum Wp reading and was surprised to see that the maximum peak was only 3.25 kW. Head […]


I tip my hat to this man he deserves a medal, MBE, Knighthood. The bar for ‘pro-DIY’ has been well and truly raised. http://peckhampower.org/blog/insulating-our-victorian-living-room It is a well told story, actually more like incredible journey (those Disney pets had it easy) about the quest for a little more warmth and comfort in a home lounge/living […]


I am now getting gas usage data through to Google Power Meter. I did mention a while back that a connection was established to the gas meter and being logged, but the data never up until now never made it through to Google Power Meter.  Here is the old article link https://albacontrols.wordpress.com/2009/08/17/gas-metering-result/ So those clever […]


So what is NET metering ? It is the ability to measure power/energy Generated (for solar/wind) Used ie how much the home consumes (That used to be easy!) Exported back to the grid (basically = Generated – Used) NET metering is really of value where there is some generation on site such as a wind […]