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Ratooragh Weather Systems

Campbell Scientific 2018-09-24 12:35:00 Pressure 1041mb, Temp 15.2°C, RH 56%, Wind Dir 172° at 4knots, Gusting to 8knots, Rain last 24 hrs = 0.0mm and Davis Vantage Pro 2018/09/24 12:20:00 Pressure 1041mb, Temp 13.9°C, RH 59%, Wind Dir 160° at 5knots, Gusting to 10knots, Rain last 24 hrs = 0.0mm <- Current Weather
Date Time: 2018/09/24 12:20, Turbine Speed: 358 rpm, WindSpeed: 4.40 knts, Input to Solar Tank: 1.88 watts, Input to Buffer Tank: 0.00 watts, Solar Relay: On, Buffer Relay: Off, Relay Override: Off, Solar Tank Temp: 47.46 C, Buffer Tank Temp: 28.01 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: 2018/09/24 12:10:07, PV Energy: 4.1 kW, Solar Rad. Time: 2018-09-24 12:30:00, Solar Rad.: 595 W/m², Sun Elevation: 37.9°, Total Generated in 24hrs: null kW <- Wind Turbine & PhotoVoltaic Output
Schull Tides for 2018-09-24 Time in UTC
1st HW 04:00 3.2m, 2nd HW 16:20 3.2m, 1st LW 10:00 0.5m, 2nd LW 22:20 0.5m

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

Solar Panels

We have 3m2 solar Panels which are of the vacuum type, and are used to heat our hot water. Any excess is automatically transferred into the large Buffer Tank used for our underfloor heating.

I have built a small controller from an Arduino which checks the Solar Tank (hot water) temperature during the night to see if it has fallen below a particular threshold. This will occur if there has been little or no sun and wind. The controller will then turn on the Mains Immersion Heater to heat the water on the cheap rate of electricity. It is also used to log the tank and pipe temperatures which has been useful fine tuning the system.