Tuesday, January 20, 2015

More Batteries for our Solar system

I have added the old batteries from our electric car (we replaced the batteries recently) to our solar system.
What a huge improvement!! The old electric car batteries (Lithium Iron) are 5 years old but they are streets ahead of out old deep cycle lead acid set.  The new system capacity is much greater and will enable us to run our house into the evening on stored solar power.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

New gate from our wood

I have finally finished our new gate, made from chestnut from our wood and planked with a chainsaw mill.
The cut pieces immediately turned into bananas!

The bees flying well today and gathering pollen (13th January)