Category Archives: Technology

May to November – our solar battery data

The latest update – 7 months with Bert our Wattstor battery (May to November). November here in Wales has been pretty murky until the last week. We also lose the sun over the hill behind the house at around 2:30pm … Continue reading

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May-October – Our solar battery data

So, here’s our 6 month update of life with Bert our Wattstor battery (May to October). Every month we learn new things. As well as the shorter days, October has been rather misty and murky but still our 4 kW … Continue reading

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Living with Bert-the-Battery for 5 months

We’ve now had our Wattstor 6 kW battery (‘Bert’) for 5 months. The first chart shows our daily kWh averages and how they are changing as summer tails off into autumn.  Our daily average demand (red) has remained relatively consistent … Continue reading

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Electric vehicles as storage – a psychologist’s view

“LONDON (UK) 10th May 2016: Automotive industry leader Nissan and multinational power company Enel, today confirmed plans to launch a major vehicle-to-grid (V2G) trial – the first ever carried out in the UK. The trial will work by installing and … Continue reading

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Domestic Energy Storage

We are thinking of buying a domestic storage battery to better exploit our PV panels.  They already generate more electricity than we use over the course of a year (see graph below), but that doesn’t mean we have sustainable electricity … Continue reading

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Research Report – Electric Vehicle Trial on Eigg

With their Eco Travel Network hats on, the Prospectors have issued a research report on the 3 month trial of their modified Rural Twizy on the Hebridean Isle of Eigg. You can read the full report here .They have now … Continue reading

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Latest Eco Funky Travel Project News

The Prospectors have been back up in Scotland the past week finishing off the Eco Travel Network trial of Toro, our modified Twizy on the Isle of Eigg and moving Toro to Knoydart where his trial will continue until January. … Continue reading

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