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Ratooragh Weather Systems

Campbell Scientific 2017-07-23 12:35:00 Pressure 1016mb, Temp 20.2°C, RH 66%, Wind Dir 285° at 7knots, Gusting to 10knots, Rain last 24 hrs = 0.0mm and Davis Vantage Pro 2017/07/23 12:40:00 Pressure 1020mb, Temp 0.0°C, RH 0%, Wind Dir 170° at 8knots, Gusting to 11knots, Rain last 24 hrs = 0.0mm <- Current Weather
Date Time: 2017/07/23 12:38, Turbine Speed: 0 rpm, WindSpeed: 6.90 knts, Input to Solar Tank: 0.00 watts, Input to Buffer Tank: 0.00 watts, Solar Relay: On, Buffer Relay: On, Relay Override: On, Solar Tank Temp: 46.48 C, Buffer Tank Temp: 30.94 C, Input to Solar Tank in 24Hrs: 0.00 kW, Input to Buffer Tank in 24Hrs: 0.00 kW, Total Energy Generated in 24Hrs: 0.00 kWatts and Date Time: 2017/07/23 12:38:05, PV Energy: 3.6 kW, Solar Rad. Time: 2017-07-23 12:35:00, Solar Rad.: 710 W/m², Sun Elevation: 58.5°, Total Generated in 24hrs: 33.546 kW <- Wind Turbine & PhotoVoltaic Output
Schull Tides for 2017-07-23 Time in UTC
1st HW 04:05 3.1m, 2nd HW 16:25 3.1m, 1st LW 10:05 0.4m, 2nd LW 22:25 0.4m

Altocumulus and Sea Fog

Altocumulus Lenticularis

Altocumulus Lenticularis

Altocumulus Lenticularis

Altocumulus Lenticularis

Altocumulus

Cirrocumulus with Contrails

Cirrocumulus

Cirrus

Crepuscular Rays

Crepuscular Rays

Cumulonimbus

Cumulonimbus

Cumulonimbus

Squall Line

Double Rainbow

Double Rainbow

Moonset

Sea Mist

The Sea 'Steaming'

Snow Storm

Storm Front, Thailand

Stratus

Altocumulus at Sunrise

Sun Setting

Sunset

Sunset under Stratocumulus

Energy

I an attempt to reduce our energy use we have taken various steps since we arrived here.

  • The extension we built onto the old cottage is made from Ytong Blocks (aerated concrete) which is light, quick to build and with very high insulation. The velux windows, and other windows have a high insulation factor too. We have Sheep Wool as roof insulation.
  • Underfloor Heating run from an Air to Water Heat Pump, mainly on at night when needed on the cheaper rate of electricity.
  • Solar Panels on the roof (vacuum tubes) to heat our water.
  • A Wind Turbine which I built. This heats water only, I do not feed electricity back to the grid.
  • I have started to install 5kW of Photovoltaic Panels to generate electricity, feeding any excess into the grid.