Google Pixel 2 – Red light comes on and stops working
That’s right my phone, pictured below. Left it on charge overnight. Shortly after I got up in the morning, whilst it was still on charge, the red light came on and started flashing and the picture of the battery sign came on the screen.
Checked the Google Support website. “The battery is fully discharged. Re-charge for at least 30 minutes then re-try”.
I knew this was not the case, because it had been on charge, and when I checked the cable, it was attached securely.
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.