Archive for September, 2010

In just 72 days the roof mounted Solar PV system has now reached the 1 million Wh barrier (or 1000 kWh) Not too shabby. Okay, it’s not a race, but it is both nice to see the ‘green’ investment performing slightly above expectations and there is also that childish hypnotic ‘odometer’ rollover syndrome. Back to […]

Ding ding Round 2 ! Nearly a year ago I looked at solar thermal for hot water and could not justify spending money on this technology.  So it’s time for an appeal review armed with all this recent solar knowledge and experience. Why do I want to do this ? I like the idea of […]

Not the best photograph, but my new toy –  an Android HTC Desire currently version 2.1 (waiting on full flash 2.2 froyo) Anyway, nice to report that the flash lite bundle worked on the standard browser without any tweaking.  See the snap below for a Google Power Meter working nicely on wifi. Try that on […]

So was August a  good month for Solar PV ? Short answer is yes ! The total haul was 445 kWh or 3.6 kWh per day per kWp installed on Glasgow SW 30 degree roof. Commenting on the August results. Highest Daily record now 25 kWh also a new record low of 4 kWh as […]

The way google conducts itself is so different to the razzamatazz of Apple with its product staged releases.  Take the Google Power Meter after an initial video then foggy release I have found it to keep getting better without any hint, notification or even documentation. On first use I had a number of bug bears, […]