Monday, October 28, 2013

October 2013 Reports

27 Oct 2013: (Just remembered, it's my mother's birthday... ) Sebastian Vettel won the Formula One championship, Lou Reed died, and Britain braced itself for a hurricane. Angela Merkel complained about the Americans having bugged her private phone for over a decade. The biggest talking point of the news is the hike in energy prices by the Big Six, and by them blaming it on green 'levies' and then Cameron completely siding with them and demanding a roll-back of the green levies the largest proportion of which he has applied since 2010. The greenest government ever was a lying electoral slogan.
    On Peveril Solar house, we still have this agonising 32 kWh between the PV and the GSHP consumption (triennial figures), but this is closing slowly - its equal to 3.6watts, an LED lightbulb left on for the year. The GSHP consumption includes hot water, so for heating, we are well into credit.
  • House annual 5,316, biennial 5,285 kWh. Reducing.
  • GSHP annual 3,229, biennial 3,227 kWh, triennial 3,209 kWh. Reducing. 
  • PV annual 3,080, biennial 3,058 kWh, triennial 3,177 kWh. No change.... 
  • Sunbox annual 3,366, biennial 2,901 kWh. One up, one down....
  • Ground Temperature 13.1ºC. Amazing...still above 13!
20 Oct 2013: Its been a week of cold and rainy weather. No figures this week.... but the weekend was sunny, so the end of week Ground Temperature was 13.1ºC - a brief twitch of the summer, before it finally gets really cold. The last beans were picked, and the courgette plants are still producing vegetables!
    In the world outside, the US government shut down ended - at a huge cost to the US economy, and with not a cent being deducted from the salaries or the perks enjoyed by the Republican congress men who caused it.

13 Oct 2013: We've had a whole week of overcast weather, with a lot of drizzly rain. As the same thing was happening a year ago, things are pretty stable. The heating is on every day now, and my wife expects it to be on, warm. We cannot sit around shivering in woolly pullovers trying to improve my metering figures.
  • House annual 5,373, biennial 5,282 kWh. Steady.
  • GSHP annual 3,301, biennial 3,243 kWh, triennial 3,233 kWh. Reducing. 
  • PV annual 3,080, biennial 3,075 kWh, triennial 3,175 kWh. Reduced... 
  • Sunbox annual 3,323, biennial 2,921 kWh. No change
  • Ground Temperature 12.5ºC. Now going into winter mode.

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