Category: Weather

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Nice!

Nice on the Beach We really can’t complain when the weather is like this. What better place to be. I had the day off so couldn’t resist a little paddle into Borth and back before it got too hot. Nice in the Sun We hit our maximum solar production yesterday as well with 29.3kWh. I...

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Home Info Panel

I’ve recently updated the solar monitoring app that I built. It started out as a monitoring app for the solar panels and can be seen on this website from the link at the top of the page. The app/plugin currently consists of a couple of pages: The Solar and Battery Overview – which shows the...

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Springing into Action

Another quiet weekend here for us. We had some good days on the ‘solars’ though thanks to the blue skies and cool temperatures. There was barely any import from the grid. Just a little here and there for things like showers because that draws too much power for our inverter. Otherwise we were using solar...

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A Bugs Eye View

One nice thing about having the garden under control is the fact that whilst feeling ill with Covid I’ve at least been able to sit in the garden without an over-whelming urge to do some work on it. Everything is tidy and doing well so I’ve been able to just sit and chill. It’s not...

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Self Sufficient

We haven’t quite made it to being self-sufficient from an energy point of view yet but we’re not far off. Considering the fact that it is only March that’s not too bad. Not only that but much of the energy we have imported from the grid has been during off peaks times so it doesn’t...

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Getting on Top of Things in the Garden

Phew, I think I’m on top of things in the garden! It’s the same every year – things seem a little overwhelming when you first venture out and there are so many jobs to do. However, a few sunny days and the nice long list of jobs to do soon starts to get whittled down....

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More Storms – Franklin and Gladys

After taking quite a bettering from Storm Eunice, Franklin followed hot on her heels and was actually more ferocious. Wind speed topped out at over 59 knots during Franklin and they were sustained too with 10 minute average wind speeds of 58.6 knots. All recorded on the Borth and Ynyslas Weather station. Talking of the...

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Storm Eunice

After much hype, Storm Eunice hit today. Morgan was at home as all schools had been closed. In fact, most things had been closed including all council buildings and services such as bin collections. All trains in Wales had been cancelled and the University was closed too so I was working from home. It wasn’t...

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Volcanic Perturbations from Tonga in Ynyslas

No doubt you have seen the various news reports of the massive volcano that erupted near Tonga over the weekend. The eruption was likely the biggest recorded anywhere on the planet in more than 30 years. Dramatic images from space captured the eruption in real time, as a huge plume of ash, gas and steam...

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A Sunny Winters Day at Ynyslas

It was one of those quiet weekends before Christmas here in Ynyslas. The sun was out so not only were we generating plenty of energy from our solar panels but it was a nice day for a stroll on the beach too. When I say plenty of energy from the solar panels it is of...