24 April 2020

We have solar power!

We had been put off installing solar panels because our roofs face east and west but we finally relented when invited to join a joint procurement scheme run by Kingston Council with Spirit Energy as the contractor.

It all went very smoothly and we now have ten solar panels on our back roof (facing east) with a total generation capacity of just over 3Kw

Obviously the sun does not shine all the time, even on a bright day, and the panels only catch the morning sun, and then increasingly obliquely, but we are managing to generate around 13Kwh per day at the moment, which we are happy with.

During the design stage we went through the financial models but, frankly, that was not the point. We all need to reduce or consumption of fossil fuels (and their derivatives) and this is one way that we could do that.

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