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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Say no to fracking by switching to renewables

On 6th October the government gave fracking the go ahead in Lancashire. This decision was in spite of fracking not being wanted or approved locally and is extremely concerning for the future of fracking related decisions in this county. Fracking is an environmental nightmare in lots of ways and it puts drinking water in the areas
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DIY Solar Panel Cleaning

We have had solar panels for a few years and they are all working fine. But could cleaning solar panels make them work better? Doing some research on solar panel cleaning there seems to be 2 opposing views (as always). Disclaimer – an affiliate link was used in this post. One view is that glass
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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
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Frack off Cuadrilla!

I live in the city of Brighton and Hove in England and in Balcombe just over 20 miles away The Great Gas Gala has been going on since 7am this morning.  Local people are protesting over Cuadrilla’s plans to start testing for shale gas there this weekend and have been blocking equipment from arriving at the site. If you
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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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Solar Panels – a great investment?

Solar electricity is big news in the UK at the moment.  You can’t miss all the adverts for free solar panels, to be maintained for free for 25 years, providing you with electricity for free.  It sounds like a dodgy deal, but they claim there is no catch. Feed In Tariffs (FIT’s): So what is all the
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