Tagged: Solar

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Solar Utilisation

Seeing as we don’t get paid for any energy that we export to the grid, we’ve been on a mission to use all of the solar power our panels are generating. We’ve taken a step further towards this goal with the installation of a MyEnegri Eddi. This is a clever device that diverts surplus solar...

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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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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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Stopping the Export

We’ve just had a nice sunny weekend. The first one for a while and an early taste of Spring. This meant that we beat our records as far as solar production is concerned with both days producing over 20kWh each. Unfortunately we gave far too much of it away on Saturday. We weren’t really prepared...

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Solar Tactics

A post just for Laura as she seems to be more interested in our solar panels than she is with her own! We’re beginning to get the hang of how to make the most of them. That will change throughout the year of course and we’ll have to adjust as we go. The issue with...

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Solar Monitoring

I added to my solar monitoring systems over the Christmas break. I’ve already built a Solax WordPress Plug-in. The plugin corrects the data from our inverter and displays that info and lots of other data on our website. I wanted to see this data on a constantly active screen in the kitchen too. So, I...

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Free Electricity

We’ve been a little obsessed with our electricity usage lately. All prompted by the fact that we’ve had solar panels and battery storage installed. This came with the ability to track our usage a little easier and I built a nice addition to this website that shows how our solar panels are performing. I added...

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Building a Solax WordPress Plugin

I couldn’t resist building a Solax WordPress plugin as a project following the installation of our new solar panels and battery. The Solax Inverter has a Wi-Fi dongle that uploads data to Solax Servers where we can see various stats about the usage on the Solax Cloud portal. There is also a Solax App that...