Monday, April 28, 2014

April 2014 Reports

27 April 2014: It has been a dry sunny month with cold evenings.
  • House annual 4,748, biennial 5,168 kWh. Reducing. 
  • GSHP annual 2,712, biennial 3,139 kWh, triennial 3,040 kWh. Steady
  • PV annual 3,149, biennial 3,073 kWh, triennial 3,165 kWh. 
  • Sunbox annual 3,802, biennial 3,284 kWh. Steady
  • Ground Temperature 12.8ºC - rising... 
World wide, the bigger stories are the Korean Ferry that capsized, seemingly due to crew error or misbehaviour - many children from the same school all drowned, tragically. also, Gabria Garcia Marquez (Columbian novelist) died. (No further findings of the Malaysian airliner). Peaches Geldof died at the age of 25, no known cause. The Irish president state-visited England, the first time ever.

13 April 2014: Mid-April, here are the Peveril Solar figures. Weather has been good for along time, no rain for about a month, cool air temps, but frequent sunny days.
  • House annual 4,738, biennial 5,220 kWh. Reducing. 
  • GSHP annual 2,702, biennial 3,198 kWh, triennial 3,039 kWh. Reducing.
  • PV annual 3,164, biennial 3,073 kWh, triennial 3,179 kWh.
    (lost a day or two of sun due to circuit breaker popping)
  • Sunbox annual 3,802, biennial 3,198 kWh. Good, still rising. ETFE has been good!
  • Ground Temperature 12.5ºC - rising... 
IPCC report April 2014
News wise, the same stories rattle on, Pistorius still pleading innocence but revealing more and more cracks in his story, searching for MH370 plane with the search zone narrowing down to a few hundreds square kilometres (audible pings were picked up). Nottingham Forest still haven't won a game for weeks. The IPCC (for Climate change) published a report on the total urgency of moving energy systems to renewable sources because none of the efforts of governments so far are making a dent in rising carbon emissions. See Guardian report, and IPCC website. Sue Townsend (famous for the Diary of Adrian Mole died at 68). India and Afghanistan are having elections.

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