Monthly Archives: October 2014

Salad is a solar panel you can eat

Wind turbines and solar panels are energy conversion devices, their “fuel” is the weather prevailing at their location.  The terms we use to describe the weather also describe the energy we might expect to harvest with a given device.  If … Continue reading

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I’d like to call this research….

But its also having fun with a kite. The kite was given to me as a Christmas present by my son (aged 23 at the time, him not me).  It’s a small kite which fits easily into a pocket and … Continue reading

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Storage – A personal survey

Having made frequent references to storage in this blog, I thought it would be good to read around the subject, this post is more or less a list of links to Wikipedia articles.  The list is neither complete or comprehensive. … Continue reading

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Across the great divide

Over the past week I heard most of a radio discussion where the participants thought sustainability was a good idea and a blog post suggesting that most of the UK’s electricity could come from wind and solar resources.  Against this … Continue reading

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Cars don’t do very much

For the past couple of weeks (and probably the next two) I’ve been repairing a wall at the front of my house.  The street is for all practical purposes, the car park of the local railway station which is the … Continue reading

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