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Microgeneration and Solar Power

So… here’s our first ‘info-blog’ where we try to share some of our research and experiences with you guys in case you are considering something similar – or just because you want to regale your friends down the pub with newfound greeny knowledge.

There’s SOOOO much information out there about renewable energy in general and solar panels in particular that I obviously can’t give you more than an ‘amuse bouche’ without going on for hours. The aim, which I’ll try to keep in mind, is to consolidate the days of trawling through websites, talking to engineers and nosing through text books and give you the key points that led us to make the decisions that we have over our solar installation. I’m also going to assume that you have a desire to reduce your impact on the environment and reliance on fossil fuels… I don’t have the energy right now to be persuading the cynics.

I’ll pitch it at the novice and keep it quite general, so if you do want extra info, don’t hesitate to get in touch. And beware – I’m NO EXPERT so don’t take my word for it if you’re making any decisions… ask one!

Making the choice

That nagging itch over energy sustainability, reliance on fossil fuels, pollution and the hole the energy companies are burning in your wallet is beginning to become a little much… what are your options? Well, I’m going to break down a home’s energy requirements into 2 areas; electrical and heat. These, I believe, form the largest and most logical groups of energy consumption in the household

(In later posts we might consider light, kinetic/gravitational and chemical energy all of which play their own critical parts…).

This first instalment focuses on electricity and next time I’ll waffle on about heat.