Friday, 23 September 2011

On My Mind - Solar

Today I am joining in with On My Mind which is a Friday feature that anyone can join over at Down to Earth.  It's a lovely way to visit other blogs and get to know them better.


Very much on my mind today is solar power!  We had it installed yesterday and I just love looking at the house.  It looks gorgeous!!!  We still need to go through the rigmarole of connecting to the grid, so it will be up and running soon.  I will do a post about it in more detail over the school holiday for those that are interested.   I'm so excited!

11 comments:

nellymary said...

Hi Linda, I'm over from Rhonda's....it took us ages to get finally connected...hope it happens for you sooner.....
On my mind....
http://justlikemynanmade.blogspot.com/2011/09/on-my-mindsacrificing-fruit-for-good.html

Brenna said...

Yay for solar power! This is so exciting!

Brenna

consciousearthveg.blogspot.com

Tania @ Out Back said...

Way to go...Solar is great!

There are so many houses around here getting panels that they will be a common thing soon...We have had ours for about 3.5 years.

Kim said...

Hi Linda,
visiting from Down to Earth.
I can't wait to find out how your solar power goes. Your blog looks very interesting , I will be back.
kim
http://thelittleblackblog.blogspot.com

Linda said...

Welcome Nellymary and Kim, it's nice to have new visitors!

Thanks for sharing our excitement and enthusiasm. It seemed to take forever to research and decide on a company but we've finally done it!

Tania, have you been happy with your system? After 3.5 years you would know how well it works for you. I'm very interested in other people's solar journeys.

Evi said...

We have had ours for 18 months and save about $90 per quarter. It doesn't take long to recoup the outlay. When we finally extend and put in a hot water jacket for our wood heater, we should really notice the difference in power costs!

purplepear said...

Congratulations on your new installation. How very exciting and it looks lovely too up there on your roof!

Rachel said...

Hi Linda,
I'm from New Zealand and read your comment on Rhonda's blog about the rhubarb fizzy. That sounds so good and I have an abundance of it in my garden at the moment. Would you mind sharing the recipe? I'm thinking of focusing on cordials and syrups this summer for my family instead of jams and would love to try it.
I've been reading your breadmaking tips - so helpful! I'm one of those that can never seen to get the bread to rise properly - had another disaster yesterday, so thanks so much for sharing that idea.
Rachel

Linda said...

Hi Evi, I'd love to know the size of your system and you daily kilowatt usage, if that's not too invasive!

Thanks Kate, I love the look of it, and often just go out to stare at it, just like the Colourbond ad, but better!

Rachel, Hi! I would love to share the recipe with you. If you don't mind waiting I'd like to do a post on it in a couple of days. It's school holidays at the moment and my eight year old fancies herself in charge of fizzy rhubarb. I have a couple of appointments coming up and then we'll get stuck in to making a batch. If you would like the recipe earlier let me know.

Linda said...

Hi again Rachel, I've finally got around to doing the fizzy rhubarb today if you still want the recipe. You'll love it! It's so easy!

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