Tuesday, 1 September 2009

We are producing power!

This morning at 8am the solar people knocked at our door to install the solar panels.

What a long wait it has been! Here is the roof at lunchtime.And here it is in the early afternoon. All done. We are already producing power. It is very exciting. I have already zipped out into the backyard a few times to look at the panels. Beautiful!
The inverter is just outside the front door and shows how much energy we are producing. Neat!

It is a 3kW installation and should cover quite a bit of our needs. As we are on rainwater, the electric pump kicks in every time you turn on the tap or flush the toilet, to pump the water from the rainwater tank into the house. So this alone uses quite a bit of power. The home office is set up for 2 businesses and needs a bit of power, too. But we have also implemented quite a few measures to save energy.

Anyway, gotta dash, must have another look at the panels and the inverter. :)

9 comments:

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

Fantastic, I meant to ask on Sunday when you were getting it installed, and now we have sunny days as well.

Jen said...

Congratulations Veggie! They look so sleek up there on your roof! And so good to know they are soaking up the rays and reducing your carbon footprint. Im looking forward to doing this too one day (not too far away I hope!)

Olive said...

Looks good from "over the road"

Kel said...

feels good doesnt it. nice stash! just in time for the good productive weather!

Gavin said...

I love the smell of solar panels in the the morning. They smell like victory!

Gav

Olive said...

I've just had a brilliant idea !! We have a couple of really l-o-o-o-o-n-g extension leads, if we join them together they just might reach your place :-)

daharja said...

Oh, that is awesome! And now you can just sit back and watch your electricity bills disapp...


:-D

Em said...

Isn't it the best feeling :D Enjoy admiring your new babies!

Veggie Gnome said...

Folks, thanks for your comments. Yes, it is the best feeling imaginable! They are sleek, they are efficient, they are beautiful, they are something we had coveted for a long time! They are lovely!