Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Solar Etc.


Well, since installing the solar PV system on the 29th Feb, we've thus far made £1,025 from the feed-in tariff. Not bad for an investment of £14k, and we've got another 4 months to go before the full year. I reckon we're on target for a 10% p.a. return, which is far more than the money could attract if sat in a bank account.

The whole kaboodle is being commissioned now and we should have a fully-functioning heating and electricity system before the week is out.

All the gubbins that goes with it, plus the air-source heat pump, underfloor heating controls, etc., require a stoker on permanent standby to operate it though.


Underfloor manifold 

God alone knows - probably heat-source air pump control

 Solar PV

500L tank

Mmm - not sure...


5 comments:

  1. Looks more like a job for a CE than a stoker !

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    1. Speaking as a navigator, it's the same thing...

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  2. When is this project appearing on Grand Designs?

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    1. We did try, but as we had no hard budget and no hard timescale, there was insufficient drama for them.

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  3. Bloody deck officers....... you can buy me a pint for that comment on Saturday Lunch time... Pleb !

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