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Our Winsome pedal boat’s next adventure

We’re delighted that our 17 foot pedal boat, Winsome, is going to be doing the length of the Caledonian Canal from Inverness to Fort William at the start of May. Friends are borrowing the craft for the trip and pedalling … Continue reading

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Twizy loan for Niche Vehicle joint project

One of our Twizy fleet, Twmpa, is spending a couple of months at Loughborough University Design School as part of our collaborative design project with the Niche Vehicle Network and Far UK. We are exploring the design parameters of a … Continue reading

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Ongoing search for rural quadricycles…

Here in rural Wales, a number of us have been driving Renault Twizys (L7e quadricycles) since 2012. We love driving them and use them all the time to get the 2 or 3 miles up and down hills to our … Continue reading

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6 months of domestic battery data

So, here’s our 6 month update of life with Bert our Wattstor battery (May to October). Every month we learn new things. As well as the shorter days, October has been rather misty and murky but still our 4 kW … Continue reading

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May to July with Bert-the-Battery

We’ve analysed the performance of our Wattstor battery (‘Bert’ to his friends) for the 3 months May 1st-July 31st (92 days). During that time, we consumed 666 kWh (7.2 kWh/day). Our 4kW solar PV generated 1,225 kWh (13.3 kWh/day) and … Continue reading

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First 54 days of Bert-the-Battery

It’s now been 54 days since our 6 kWh Wattstor battery was installed enabling us to make much more use of the solar which our 4kW PV panels generate. The resident data hound has just been at work and here … Continue reading

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Early experiences with domestic energy storage

We’ve written up our early thoughts and experiences of juggling solar PV input for our newly installed Wattstor battery with charging Thierry Twizy. Both hold 6Kwh – one to use for travel and the other for covering our household energy … Continue reading

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