Slide towards Winter

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MrPablo
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Re: Slide towards Winter

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A very nice start to the month today, a cold, crisp and sunny day. Only 3 weeks to the winter solstice!

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Re: Slide towards Winter

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"Merry Xmas ray guns".
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Re: Slide towards Winter

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SWMBO & I were speaking the other day and we both agree that this year feels like a far more cohesive whole in our RE world. the final pieces seem to have clicked into place and its all working well. The bigger battery pack made a huge difference towards confidence and freeing up Winter behavior.

It's great to see the SH system working flawlessly and silently. Certified to minus 8 and hoping we don't have to test any lower and use up the SH systems remaining capacity.

I stand amazed that the wee birdies survive this. Doing what we can with nuts, seeds, fat balls and brown bread, paying close attention to ground feeders too. They really like the mixed nuts soaked in lorne steak sausage fat. :lol:

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Re: Slide towards Winter

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Joeboy wrote: Sun Dec 03, 2023 9:06 am
I stand amazed that the wee birdies survive this. Doing what we can with nuts, seeds, fat balls and brown bread, paying close attention to ground feeders too. They really like the mixed nuts soaked in lorne steak sausage fat. :lol:

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The birds out with me have it sussed, I let the dog out in the morning when I get up, he barks to get back in
(at side door) the birds appear in the tree beside the door and wait to get fed. One female Blackbird doesn't wait till I've finished dishing out the food and lands close to my hand. :D

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Re: Slide towards Winter

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Batteries down to 30% and Noooo Sun tomorrow. :oO:
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Will have to charge from Grid first time this year.
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Re: Slide towards Winter

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That's impressive going, 11 months with no grid charging?
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Re: Slide towards Winter

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Definitely winter now - we were away in the van for a couple of nights in the 'warm' part of Scotland (Stranraer) - got back last night to find everything completely covered in snow - only 0.2kWh generated for the day and the house was down to 8 degrees in most rooms, before I boosted it on the way home
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Re: Slide towards Winter

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richbee wrote: Mon Dec 04, 2023 11:54 am Definitely winter now - we were away in the van for a couple of nights in the 'warm' part of Scotland (Stranraer) - got back last night to find everything completely covered in snow - only 0.2kWh generated for the day and the house was down to 8 degrees in most rooms, before I boosted it on the way home
Remote control of heating system is so handy at this time of year. :freezing:
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Re: Slide towards Winter

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Horrendous thick black ice up here, saw quite a few post event vehicles off the roads. :facepalm:

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On a happier note I particularly enjoy Xmas time for the Amazon boxes which we then convert (not all, some are other use) to firelighters.

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Central storage heater had an extra IO boost this morning. For the first time I didn't take advantage of all slots, sun is out so I let the batteries drain a little so the PV systems could kick in. Currently running off morning solar with an almost full stack. Was going to say bliss but just as I thought of it SWMBO fired up the hoover upstairs! :facepalm:

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Ripple 7kW WT & Gen to date 11MWh
42kWh LFPO4 storage
95kWh Heater storage
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Zoned GCH & Hive 2
WBSx2
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Re: Slide towards Winter

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We're having another one of those days when it is -3℃ outside but the sun is shining!

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We have gone whole winters before where it is gloomy for 4 consecutive months (seemingly). We've seen a lot of cold/sunny weather this year and the solar/battery/A2A/TG all just works so well together in this kind of weather.
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