Posts Tagged ‘Energy Saving’

I’ve been thinking about upgrading the main lounge TV for some time and currently have a 5 year old Samsung 40 inch LCD that consumes a ‘reasonable’ 230 watts. In it’s day I guess it would have been a class leader. Anyway, I have been hankering for a bigger screen, full HD 1080 support and […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]