Since putting the solar panels and buying a new PWM controller for the portable panels, I’ve only been having to start the engine to move the boat.
What I used to have to do every morning for 2 hours. I now do only every other week for about 1 hour.
What’s left is free energy.
By 6pm at night, there is a lot more left, meaning I can watch TV and do those other things I want to.
By 9am the next morning, the batteries are full again.
Who can say this isn’t good value?
Government increases tax rate on domestic solar panels to 20%
The government is trying to discourage people from using these by increasing the VAT on them to full rate, whilst a VAT reduction remains for other fossil fuels energy items such as gas, diesel and coal.
Goods or services
Electricity for domestic and residential use or for non-business use by a charity
Gas for domestic and residential use or for non-business use by a charity
Heating oil for domestic and residential use or for non-business use by a charity
Solar panels for domestic and residential use or for non-business use by a charity
Just shows how serious our government is about renewables and climate change.
Thankfully, I’ve got my panels now and I won’t be paying this charge.
The charge comes in in October, so it’s time to getting fitting your panels now.
Only spent 2 nights in Stoke Bruerne. The rest was over the Christmas period during which I was out visiting people.
Has two pubs. Amongst other things… A water-point, and the pathways and car-park access is simple to the boat, with many visitors on a daily basis making it safe and easily accessible and a good place to leave your boat for a few days unattended.
I unloaded and loaded the boat in Stoke, (with Christmas gifts), then took the tunnel back to Blisworth.
This time I’ve decided to moor in the village, rather than further down on Station Road, which is probably about 1/2 mile.
It’s fairly quite, and apart from the odd walker and yapping dog, it’s pretty much silent.