Renewable energy, solar panels, wind turbine

It’s great to be powered by renewable energy!

Picture credit: Octopus Energy We recently switched to a renewable energy provider – Octopus energy and I’m so happy we did. I originally wrote about the switch here: This blog is now powered by Octopus Energy! Being green isn’t always easy, but switching to Octopus energy really is – it really only took me a few
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DIY Solar Panel Cleaning

We have had solar panels for a few years now and they are all working fine. But are they working as well as they could? Doing some research on solar panel cleaning there seems to be 2 opposing views (as always). One saying that the glass is ‘self-cleaning’, the rain washes them regularly (at least
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Using Solar Electricity to Heat Our House – Immersun Initial Review

We have solar panels and like many people want to make the most of the electricity they produce. There are products that can redirect any excess electricity generated to your hot water tank but they are of no use to us as we have a combi boiler and don’t have a tank. We use as
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How and why my husband is tracking my every move!

Don’t worry my other half isn’t a crazy stalker, he just has a ridiculous amount of information about our home energy usage!  I have mentioned previously about how we keep an eye on the efficiency of our solar panels, but that was only one part of it.   We have an Eco Eye Monitor which produces a huge
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Picture request!

This morning I was tweeting away about how we keep an eye on the efficiency of our solar panels and I was asked to put up some pictures of our panels.  They are a bit obscured by the bushes and trees but there they are! They’ve been generating lots of energy for us in this lovely weather!
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How to keep an eye on the efficiency of your solar panels!

We have had solar panels on our roof since November 2011.  We had concerns about buying solar panels originally and one of the worries we had was how would we be able to continually ensure that they were performing as they should be.  Well ever since we have had them we (by that I mean my
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