Flore -> Weedon Bec

Flore -> Weedon Bec

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Moving up past the waterpoint and sewage farm.

More into the center of the village.

Solar

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.

Solar PWM controller
Solar PWM controller

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 servicesVAT rate
Electricity for domestic and residential use or for non-business use by a charity5%
Gas for domestic and residential use or for non-business use by a charity5%
Heating oil for domestic and residential use or for non-business use by a charity5%
Solar panels for domestic and residential use or for non-business use by a charity20%

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.

https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change-solar-panels-vat-government-fossil-fuels-sian-berry-a8906361.html

https://www.michaeltyler.co.uk/fitting-solar-panels-narrowboat/

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