Sunday, February 14, 2010

Daylight as seen from our house in the dead of winter. The light situation is improving rapidly now, though.

Rob out fussing with the solar panels. They have since been fixed (we hope) so as to be robust in a gale. I took this picture because of the light on the hoar frost.

I messed up yesterday and left the network on. The power from the batteries goes through an inverter to give the house 115 V AC. The inverter uses power in doing its job, but can go into a standby mode in which it pulses once a second to see if anything in the house needs power. If so, it will turn itself on. Having the network on all day prevented the inverter from getting into standby mode, in which it uses less power. Today the net was on, but we were here using it all day.