Sunday, April 20, 2008

Solar-powered Victorians


Solar so good for our house is an article by Ashley Seager about solar fitting his family's old Victorian house in England. Last year, he and his family collected 92% of their power from the sun, in Blighty.
...the Germans kitted out 130,000 houses with solar PV {photovoltaic solar installations} last year, while the UK managed less than 300 - costs have fallen dramatically and a system like mine would only cost about £9,000 without a grant.

Our system works by producing power - up to 3 kilowatts - during the day and exporting much of it to the grid because we are out at work and school most days. It's fun to watch our old-fashioned meter spinning backwards when the sun is shining. We get 12p per kilowatt hour (kwh) for what we export, though we pay more for what we import in the evenings. But the RO payment of £105 makes up the difference. Mind you, in Germany, we would get about 35p/kwh. No wonder the Germans have gone mad for PV.
Meanwhile, back in Taiwan...

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