Monday, 1 May 2017

Feed In

I was looking at our electricity generation figures this morning since moving into the house. The rise this year from the winter low has been phenomenal and unprecedented in the last 4 years. I've focused on just the generation in this chart, as the effect of having one of the cabins attached to our electricity supply has caused havoc with consumption.

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It hasn't been particularly warm, but it doesn't need to be, so long as the skies are clear. Whereas I thought this winter was particularly bad for generation, the chart shows that 2015/16 was much worse and 2016/17 wasn't at all that bad.

We started out by covering our consumption with about £300 to spare, but recent rises is electricity prices have brought that down to just about covering our costs (again, discounting the addition of the cabin last year).

Of course, this is all based on the initial feed-in tariff of £0.43 per KWh, which we were lucky enough to get with 24 hours to spare, so we're sitting pretty for another 21 years - we hope.

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