Monthly Archives: June 2011

First Day as a Power Supplier

We have had our first day exporting elecricity to the grid.  It has not been the best of starts from a weather point of view but it does coincide with Wimbledon and Glastonbury so it was never going to be … Continue reading

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Generating electricity

Our photovoltaic panels are in place on the roof and the electronics are completed; we are now generating electricity.  Admittedly the weather is horrible, overcast and raining, and so the output since 3pm has been very small but it’s a … Continue reading

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St Thomas’s Church (Grand Turk) revisited

It may be over six months since we were in the heat of St Thomas’s churchyard on Grand Turk recording grave inscriptions but the work continues.  The Summer 2011 edition of the Turks and Caicos magazine ‘Times of the Islands‘ … Continue reading

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Slow progress

Progress is slow but steady on the solar installation.  Today most of the roof brackets were fitted in readiness for the panels to go on tomorrow.  Nothing more happened inside but there is a plan to do more of the … Continue reading

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Solar continues slowly

Following the scaffolding it was day one of the installation; it wasn’t quite to plan.  We have no panels at present as the person to put them on the roof didn’t arrive.  Meanwhile we have an inverter, cable and isolation … Continue reading

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Solar starts here

The scaffolding is up ready for the installation of 12 solar panels (photovoltaics) on our house starting on Monday.  The job took a little longer than expected as the rain started as the scaffolding erection started, it then poured down, … Continue reading

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Plants and Grazing

Last year Flexigraze started grazing a small strip of grassland along a redundant aqueduct.  The replacement of a regular mowing regime with the use of sheep had an immediate benefit in that the flowering plants thrived, allowed to seed rather … Continue reading

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