Why we decided to install solar PV

Read the latest blog from new Solar PV owners about getting the most from their system and their lifestyle choices since installing solar panels for their home.

Christine:

Hello everybody,

With the festive period over and as we enter a new year, we thought this month’s blog would be all about our lifestyle choices, which fits in with our choice of buying and installing solar panels this year. We love them because they fit well with the way we live, reduce our energy bills and allow us to make better choices to help the environment.

However, even our lifestyle choices have hiccups. As you know I use my electric bike for commuting to and from work and as I speed past traffic that is at a standstill, I feel happy but I wasn’t expecting on a day of particularly bad weather, to come across a tree blocking my pathway. I got off my bike and walked around and continued my journey, but had I been in a car, I could hardly of got out and walked to the front of the traffic queue.

More news on the home front, I won the family bake-off with vegetarian sausage rolls and was really pleased that all the baking we did was done using solar energy. Together we baked ginger biscuits, goats cheese tartlets and vegetarian sausage rolls. I felt my win was good for vegetarians across the world!

Colin:

In November, on a sunny day I took the opportunity, after seeing the weather forecast on my iPhone app to use the self clean feature of the oven. During this period the oven locks for 2 hours and uses 3kWh during this process! Luckily, as you can see in the screenshot this was all covered by the electricity from our solar panels. This was a perfect opportunity to optimise our use of electricity from the solar panels. It’s amazing that the solar panels still make such a huge difference in winter, despite many people thinking that they don’t work at all! As you can see from the screenshots below, the weather prediction was for glorious sunshine all day and the Solar Edge app shows the solar panel electricity in green peaking at around 12 noon and the electricity used by the oven in blue which fits nicely under the green curve between 10:30 and 12:30, couldn’t have planned it better.

Our Christmas tree may have come down now as we’ve entered the new year but our virtual tree count has now totalled 3! We hope everyone had a great Christmas and New year!

Get in touch

Follow us:

Call us:

0800 856 2200

Email us:

You may also be interested in:

Solar panels for our family home

Solar PV and battery storage customer, Jeffrey, has saved over a tonne of CO2 in just 6 months! Read the blog.

Case Study: Solar Panels and sonnenBatterie

Solar PV and battery storage customer, Jeffrey, has saved over a tonne of CO2 in just 6 months! Read the blog.

Solar energy shunned in UK party election

Which, if any, party acknowledges the great importance of solar energy to tackle climate change? Read the blog to find out!

The 6 easy steps of solar PV and battery storage

How solar worksThe 6 easy steps of solar PV and battery storageSolar PV is a well established...

Floods, fires and failing politicians

Extreme weather is currently wrecking millions of lives across the globe. So, what role does climate change have to play in these disasters?

About Solar Plants

Refer a friend

Environment

About Solar Plants

Refer a friend

Environment


Contact us

Get in touch

Chat with us

Contact page

13 + 6 =


Blogs

Case studies

Gallery

Blogs

Case studies

Gallery