Aug, 2020 update. Nine years on and the panels have generated 17,818 kWh of electricity. The original estimates of what we would generate have proved to be uncannily accurate. One was 1970.072 kW p.a., so 17,730 for nine years. That was based on the government’s Standard Assessment Procedure for energy rating buildings. The second estimate was based on PVSol… Continue reading
Posts tagged PV
Why are we still waiting for Turkey’s solar energy revolution?
Do holidaymakers in Turkey care where the country’s energy comes from? Why should they? They are on holiday. And yet they may notice the occasional power cut, especially in busy tourist areas. They may also wonder why that abundant sunshine isn’t helping. The sun is a great boost to the Turkish economy. It’s one of the main… Continue reading →
Pagan power – church takes energy from the sun
It would be wrong to overwork the metaphor of the Church of England turning to that most pagan of symbols, the sun, rather than prayer, for salvation. It’s a neat solution nevertheless, solving the perennial problem of paying to heat a large, cavernous and extremely old building with solar power. The successful scheme to… Continue reading →
Have low-energy, eco-friendly homes finally become affordable?
(The author has written extensively for the Sunday Times Home section.) I blogged last month about the “tea cosy houses” that should cost hardly anything to heat. This is an estate of 14 housing association homes now being built at Wimbish in Essex. Click here to read more. It will be one of the first… Continue reading →