solar pv uk review
Utilities

Off the grid: Solar PV and inverter review

It’s been four months since our panels went up, and it’s a fitting time to review their performance and do a solar PV and inverter review of our system. We get technical and specific about the efficiency of our new solar panels.

Being in the UK, people are sometimes skeptical about the effectiveness and performance of solar energy, so we wanted to give an unbiased report, based on real life experiences, illustrating power output on overcast, rainy and sunny days.

Stihl HSE 71 hedge trimmer
Gardening

Stihl HSE 71 hedge trimmer review

We purchased the Stihl HSE 71 hedge trimmer to keep the hedgerow that shields us from the lane that passes our property neat and tidy. In addition to this, we have some hedgerows on the other side of the property that separate us from grazing field so we needed some powerful tools to help us keep them under control. The verdict from our review is in.

Stuffed crust pizza
Recipes

homemade stuffed crust pizza recipe

Shortly after moving into our new house, we established a delicious tradition: pizza movie night on Saturdays. This has allowed us to experiment with our dough and come up with an awesome homemade stuffed crust pizza, and we’re sharing our recipe and technique with you. Follow our step-by-step video to making our delicious pizza.

Central Heating

Moving from oil to air source central heating

With the solar panel array fully up and running, we have installed Global Energy Systems’ Caernarfon 18kW Eco Air Source Heat Pump making the move from oil to air source central heating.

The reason we opted for the Caernarfon CAER410AMOD1 (that’s the model number) was because unlike Mitsubishi, Hitachi and other makers of heat pumps, Global Energy design and manufacture a pump for the UK climate, and we required a pump powerful enough to heat our entire house.