Thermal Panel fitting

Thermal Panel fitting

Posted Thursday 31 May 2012 22:45 Page View Counter 32

After several problems with slate suppliers, the builder who is replacing the front roof was able to get nearly all the slates installed by yesterday and we then fitted the solar hot water panel frame and pipework onto the new roof. The panel came with...

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Arduino Solar Logging Installed

Arduino Solar Logging Installed

Posted Saturday 26 May 2012 17:15 Page View Counter 50

Following from Arduino based Solar PV and Hot water monitoring and logging posts the various hardware and parts of the software have been installed into the PV control cupboard and the new logging hardware and software is uploading data to one of my web...

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Arduino Solar Logging Update

Arduino Solar Logging Update

Posted Sunday 13 May 2012 23:06 Page View Counter 45

Following from Arduino based Solar PV and Hot water monitoring and logging post the various hardware and parts of the software have been installed, built and written. After two busy weekends working on the project the Arudino board is now sending sensor...

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Arduino Mains Water Pump Logging

Arduino Mains Water Pump Logging

Posted Sunday 13 May 2012 22:11 Page View Counter 39

As part of the solar hot water system (view other blog posts) we have been installing onto our home we wanted to be able to keep track of the time the solar water pump is running. To monitor the pump we decided to use a simple mains power supply...

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Arduino Mains Voltage and Current Logging

Arduino Mains Voltage and Current Logging

Posted Sunday 13 May 2012 22:02 Page View Counter 68

As part of the solar hot water system (view other blog posts) we have been installing onto our home we wanted to be able to keep track of the mains electric being used by the house. Based on the open source OpenEnergyMontor website we developed our...

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Solar Hot Water Install Dual Coil Cylinder

Solar Hot Water Install Dual Coil Cylinder

Posted Sunday 13 May 2012 21:43 Page View Counter 42

Next stage of the solar hot water install, fitting a new dual coil hot water cylinder. The new cylinder was 150mm taller and 70mm wider than the old hot water cylinder which was installed before which required all the existing pipes to be moved to fit...

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Arduino based Solar PV and Hot water monitoring and logging Part 2

Arduino based Solar PV and Hot water monitoring and logging Part 2

Posted Thursday 03 May 2012 20:29 Page View Counter 38

Following on from my post Arduino based Solar PV and Hot water monitoring and logging we have designed and created the new PCB (printed circuit boards) for the MCP9801 temperature sensors and also a PCB to hold a mains relay for switching the solar water...

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Solar Hot Water Install Stage One

Solar Hot Water Install Stage One

Posted Wednesday 02 May 2012 15:29 Page View Counter 35

Following on from my post about the Arduino based Solar PV and Hot water monitoring the solar hot water kit has arrived from Navitron. The photos below show the initial plumbing stages for installing the system. We are still waiting for quotes from...

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Arduino based Solar PV and Hot water monitoring and logging

Arduino based Solar PV and Hot water monitoring and logging

Posted Sunday 29 April 2012 16:48 Page View Counter 44

We are upgrading our DIY PV off grid system with extra panels and also a solar hot water system using a kit from http://navitron.org.uk/ with a 20 tube 58mm double wall evacuated tube solar collector on the roof and a new water cylinder and Navitron TDC3...

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Hotmail Server Blacklist update

Hotmail Server Blacklist update

Posted Sunday 18 March 2012 12:30 Page View Counter 34

Since my emails to and from Hotmail in the past 2 weeks regarding the block on my company's main email server, I have since found that it is being blocked by a DNSBL called ivmSIP/24 who seem to operate on a basis that if one ip address sends spam or...

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