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 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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Obsessive or prudent?

I have written a couple of articles about our Eco-Eye energy monitor here and here, but really it is my husbands baby and he wanted to write an article about it himself, so here it is! I think people install solar panels for 2 main reasons, to make money / save money or to do
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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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