solar power

Raspberry Pi Solar Data Logger Version 2

30 NOVEMBER 2015

Three years ago we designed a solar data logger based on a Raspberry Pi which monitored the solar heating and PV system in the house as well as measuring the amount of energy we were using.  This system has served...

Mastervolt Soladin 600 Optical Interface Noise Fail

11 NOVEMBER 2015

Since we solved the RF interference problems http://www.briandorey.com/post/mastervolt-soladin-rf-filtering with our Mastervolt Soladin 600 mains inverter we had planned to use the data port to link to our Raspberry...

USB Smart Charger with Bluetooth LE

11 AUGUST 2015

For the past few months we have been working on a set of new USB smart chargers which run from our off grid 12V system to be used for charging tablets, smartphones and other devices which charge from a USB port. The aim...

Powerpole Fused Distribution Board Case

31 JULY 2015

Since building the Powerpole fused distribution boards we have been planning to make a case to prevent accidental short circuits on the pcb boards when power is applied. We looked at commercial cases and found some suitable...

Mastervolt Soladin RF Filtering

04 SEPTEMBER 2014

Following from the Mastervolt Soladin 600 Inverter RF Interference post about the major RF interference problems generated by the Mastervolt Soladin 600 tie-in mains inverter we have now resolved the RF interference by...

Mastervolt Soladin 600 Inverter RF Interference

18 JULY 2014

Our new Mastervolt Soladin 600 tie-in mains inverter arrived today and we have installed it in the loft with it connected via an isolation switch to the solar panel array and a fuse and electric meter to the mains circuit. The...

Raspberry Pi Solar Data Logger v2 Plans

22 JULY 2013

It has now been a year since the first Raspberry Pi solar data logger was launched and over the past 12 months it has been running continuously uploading data from our sensors to our online reporting site at home.briandorey.com...

Cental Heating Control via Windows Phone and Raspberry Pi

10 JUNE 2013

I have now finished working on the mobile app for the Raspberry Pi controlled central heating controller. This is following from the www.briandorey.com/post/XBee-Central-Heating-Control-via-Raspberry-Pi blog post which detailed...

Raspberry Pi solar data logger after one year

06 JUNE 2013

It has now been just over 12 months since we installed our Raspberry Pi solar data logger system on the house and it has been uploading temperature readings, battery voltage and current readings every minute, 24 hours a day,...

Solar Air Removal Upgrade SpiroVent RV2

31 MAY 2013

Our solar thermal hot water system has now been installed for 12 months and has given a good saving on our annual gas bills with the summer gas usage being almost 80% lower than previous years. A recurring problem with the...

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Brian Dorey

Welcome to my blog, here you will find my projects and other things.
I make websites and manufacturer and sell expansion boards for the Raspberry Pi range of computers.

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