Today is the install day for our solar panels. By the time I am cooking tea tonight most of our electricity will be coming from the roof. In all honesty I still find that to be a pretty amazing thing. Harnessing the power of the sun (FREE) to make our home cheaper to run. No more worries about the washing machine using up loads of power or the bulbs in the house (GU10s cost a fortune to run).
This is a big relief to me. Being a man who cannot abide the idea of waste in any way nor the idea of paying unless I absolutely have too, I have struggled for a while. The energy meter we received when we changed our supplier made me wince every time the kettle goes on, or the microwave or the oven. It is a huge comfort to think that during the day we will be able to do the washing (nappies are a fun thing?!?) without paying some fat cats in BMWs to get bigger bonuses. To a certain extent we will be significantly more self sufficient than before, much more than the average household.
Don’t underestimate the noise and disruption that you will experience. It is a fair old undertaking this. Dan the scaffold man was here at 7:30 (on a Saturday!!) to get things in place and Morgan, Paul and Dale were here at 9:30 and they are progressing at speed.
I am taking the time now before all the electrics go off for connection to get this on here (I should be making the tea I offered 20 min ago). I have been taking photo’s of the process and by the end off today there will be pics of before and after to let you all know how it has gone. So far apart from going outside in the cold (windy today) and getting in the way it has been pretty good. Quite exciting indeed.
Time has passed.
I have to say that was impressive indeed. The panels up and all the electrics done well by a smart fella….
My little boy Oli who is 2 and a quarter years old just woke up and I had to go settle him, as mum is downstairs with baby lauren. Little Oli not only understood what that meant but went back to sleep after telling me ‘I luv uou lotsn’lots.’ Literally turned me into goo. My boy is the most amazing little man.