Getting the most out of your solar PV system

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Now that you have had your solar photovoltaic (PV) system installed you might be wondering how to maximize your financial return.

Calculating what you export

Reducing the amount of electricity you export

How to get an export meter fitted

One way of making the most of your system is to use more of the electricity your PV system generates at home rather than exporting it back to the grid. Financially this makes sense because electricity bought from your electricity supplier (current average 14.4p/kWh) costs more than what you get back through the Feed-in Tariff (currently 5p/kWh). Using current average electricity prices that’s a price difference of 9.9p for every kWh (unit).

You’ll need to be careful how you do this, though, as increasing your electricity usage to more than your solar PV panels are producing at any given moment can increase your electricity bills and not reduce them. Aim to reduce your electricity use first, and only after that to time your use to gain the maximum benefit. Householders who do not have an export meter fitted (which is normal for anyone with a less than 30kWp solar PV system) are deemed to be exporting 50% of the electricity generated back to the grid. Their FIT payment will be based on this amount no matter what their actual export is.

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Example of an export meter: Iskra import-export smart meter

Calculating what you export

If you want to do a rough calculation of how much electricity you export over a year you can carry out a very rough estimate by:

**calculating the amount of electricity you used in the year before your PV system was installed in kWh (import year 0). You can get this from previous electricity bills
**calculate the electricity you’ve imported in the year since your solar PV system was installed (import year 1). Again using electricity bills
**make a note from your generation meter of the amount of electricity your solar PV system generated in year 1 (total generation). This should be over the exact same period as bullet above.

For example, if you imported 4,000kWh in year 0, imported 3,400kWh in year 1 and your total generation in year 1 was 1800kWh then you will be exporting 67% rounded to the nearest decimal point. This has been calculated using the following formula:

Total % exported = (1 – change in import over two periods (kWh)/total generation (kWh)) x 100
67% = (1 – (4,000 – 3,400)kWh/1,800kWh) x 100)

In this example, the fact that you’re exporting 67% of the electricity generated also implies that 33% is used on site which is the saving you make from import.

As mentioned at the start this is only a very rough estimate. The main weakness with this approach is that it assumes your consumption over the two years is identical. While this calculation offers some insights, it will never replace the accuracy of an export meter.

If you have had your PV system installed for less than a year, you can compare figures over a shorter period. This will be less accurate but not very far out – electricity usage does not fluctuate much over the year unless you use electricity to heat your home.

If you want to know whether you are likely to be exporting electricity at any given moment of time you can look at the graphic display on your inverter. This will show the current amount of electricity being generated by your PV panels which you can then compare to the total consumption of all the appliances in your home that are on. You can make a rough calculation of this by adding together the rated power of each appliance.

Or you can buy a monitor for £125-150 (based on the Geo Solo PV Energy Monitor and the Sunny Boy Beam). This is particularly useful if your inverter is in an out-of-the-way location such as an attic or garage. Using Bluetooth technology you can also monitor the output of your PV system remotely – although the cost of this might be more than the value of the electricity you save.

This process can also be managed automatically by installing a home energy management system that compares your electricity production and consumption in real time. If there is surplus electricity the management system decides whether the surplus should be stored (as heat or hot water) or exported to the grid. An example of this is the Energy and Micro-generator Manager or EMMA for short.

Reducing the amount of electricity you export

Steps that you can take to reduce the amount of electricity that you export in order of ease are:

Use electrical appliances during the day while your PV system is working, rather than at night – for example washing machines and dishwashers (easy)
Use the excess electricity generated to generate heat (medium)
Use the excess electricity generated to generate hot water (medium)
Store the electricity generated in batteries (hard)
Use electrical appliances during the day (easy)

You can adjust your behavior so that you use appliances with a high energy demand such as washing machines, dishwashers, irons and hoovers during the day when your PV system is generating more electricity. At the same time you can charge up devices such as laptops and mobile phones which run on batteries. What you are aiming for is to match the output of your PV system with your electrical consumption in real time. If you are not at home during the day to take advantage of the surplus electricity being generated, you can buy electrical appliances with a timer delay which will enable your appliances to start working during the day while you are out.

Use the excess electricity generated to generate heat (medium)

You might also consider using any excess electricity to top up the likes of electric storage heaters. If you do this you have to be particularly careful not to use more electricity than would otherwise be exported if you currently buy your electricity on Economy 7 or 10. This is because any additional electricity consumed during the day will cost you more than electricity consumed during the cheaper rates available at night using Economy 7 or 10 – making you worse off.
Use the excess electricity generated to generate hot water (medium)

One way of using excess daytime electricity in a more controlled way is to use it to generate hot water via an immersion heater. In order to be able to do this you will need:

**a standard hot water cylinder with an immersion heater fitted a PV (or wind) system ideally rated at 2kWp or more the PV (or wind) system and immersion heater connected to the same consumer unit
**an immersion relay to reduce the electrical consumption of your immersion heater from the usual 3kW to 1kW (alternatively to replace the existing 3kW immersion heater with a 1kW heater). If the electrical consumption of your immersion heater is not reduced in this way, there is a significant risk that you have to buy in electricity to make up the shortfall – costing you more rather than saving you money. But if your immersion heater is currently used to provide all your hot water (even if only at some times of the year), down-rating its output in this way is unlikely to be useful as you may find you have insufficient hot water for your daily needs a current sensing relay unit to detect how much electricity is being generated by your inverter and to switch over to the immersion heater at a set point – usually 1kW. This is done on the assumption that no more than 1kW is being consumed within the home and that any excess would normally be exported to the grid.

The advice in the UK is that hot water stored in a cylinder should be kept above, or periodically rise to, above 60°C to avoid the danger of Legionella bacteria. If your down-rated immersion heater cannot do this, you will need to ensure that your boiler comes on from time to time to provide this top-up heat.

This work needs to be done by a suitably qualified heating engineer: it is not a DIY job. The cost of having this kind of system installed is likely to be £300 to £500 including VAT. The amount that can be saved in this way will depend on the type of fuel that you would normally use to heat your hot water. The highest savings will be made if you currently use oil or LPG, the lowest if you use gas (estimated average cost 4.49p/kWh).

If you normally use gas to heat your hot water you will need to consider carefully whether it is more cost-effective for you to use the surplus electricity generated in this way – even taking account of the fact that your immersion heater will be more efficient than your boiler, the payback time is likely to be twice as long as for other fuels.
Store the electricity generated in batteries (hard)

Excess electricity generated by your PV system can be stored in batteries even if your system is grid connected. However, good quality batteries are expensive and will need replacing every 5 to 10 years depending on the amount they are used and the depth to which they are discharged.

Installing batteries is unlikely to save you money, although you might still consider installing batteries as a backup if you live in an area which experiences frequent power cuts. There are systems (sold as system backups or power routers) on the market that can automatically switch over to battery power in the event of a power cut.
How to get an export meter fitted

If you are still exporting more than 50% of the electricity you generate, you will be getting paid for less than that. If you wanted to have an export meter fitted the way to do this is to contact your energy supplier and request one.

Having an export meter only makes sense financially if you have a relatively large system and you can either get an export meter fitted for free or at low cost.

To receive payment under the Feed-in Tariff, the installation and maintenance of the export meter must be done by your energy supplier rather than your PV system installer.

As the work done by an export meter will be superseded by smart meters which are due to be installed in every household (at your energy supplier’s cost) between 2014 and 2019 you might prefer to wait rather than paying now. Smart meters with export meter functionality may be rolled out by some energy suppliers as early as 2013.

April 15, 2017

Some Useful Diabetes Meal Plan And Ideas

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Diabetes meal should be taken on regular schedule and should be balanced up in terms of variety. Positive Health Wellness This is to ensure good controls of sugar levels in the blood. Do not skip meal because skipping meal may cause low blood sugar in the blood. This also might caused you eat too much in your next meal.

A well-balanced diet should contain protein, fiber, nutrients and limited carbohydrates. Foods with low glycemic index (GI) are also very important in meal planning.

Let see what you should have in your breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Breakfast is the most important meal in your daily lives whether you have diabetes or not. But the problem is that most people don’t take it seriously. Because of busy life and often rushed in the morning, people tend to skip breakfast or just take a piece of bread or biscuit. Yes, I can understand that, we live in modern society with everything fast and rush.

Due to our busy lifestyle, it is important that you keep foods that can cater your need such as eggs, cheese, bacon, bread toast and fruits. If you want some toppings, you may choose spinach, avocado or even tomato. If you can eat fruits together with high protein foods every morning, you can boost your body’s metabolism.


If you had a heavy breakfast, usually you don’t feel hungry during lunch break. Most people will skip their lunch and let me tell you, this is a big mistake. Never skip lunch no matter how busy you are or even if you don’t feel hungry at all. Sandwiches are simple and easy lunch. Add a lot of veggies on whole wheat bread to make your food healthier.


This is the time for you to take the least meal. Do you ever heard people saying that you eat like a king for your breakfast, eat like a queen during lunch and eat like poor people during dinner time. It means that you eat the biggest portion of your meal during breakfast, followed by lunch and dinner. Breakfast is very important compare to lunch and dinner.

For your dinner, you just need to eat small portion of lean meats and veggies as your main course. Other than that you may want to consider whole grain bread and pasta. Add more fruits and vegetables in your dinner serving especially if you are still hungry.


Do not let yourself starve. Always take healthful snack in between your meals. Take some dry cereals for quick snacks or you may want some fruits, nuts and vegetables.

Any diabetic patient should take proper amount and mixture of food to ensure proper, enough and even segregation of all necessary nutrition to the body.

Drinking water on empty stomach can control diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. This treatment is very famous in Japan and is proven not.

April 13, 2017

Typical Basement Finishing Cost

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What Will it Cost to Remodel a Basement?

Decreasing home values are causing more and more Americans to do basement remodels, both to enhance the value of their homes and to add extra living space flood damage Melbourne at the most reasonable price they can find. Overall, Americans spend $215 billion each year on remodeling their basements. Considering the fact that basement remodels are one of the least expensive forms of remodeling, this total is especially staggering. Obviously, the trend has caught on in a big way.

There are very few home remodeling projects where 100% of the expense can be recouped in resale value. At 90%, basement remodeling is one of the best investments you can make. In a study conducted in 2005, the National Association of Realtors determined that an addition to a home will cost about $137 per square foot. Compare that to a basement remodel which will cost around $66 per square foot, and you can see that you get a lot more bang for your buck by remodeling your basement.

Naturally, you can remodel your basement yourself for substantially less money than if you hire a contractor to do it for you. Homeowners have reported that they got quotes of between $20,000 and $45,000 to remodel a 1000 square foot basement to include a wet bar and a bathroom. By going out and buying the materials themselves, they found they were able to buy everything for about $7,000 and then do most of their own installation. Labor is expensive, so the more of the work you’re able to do yourself, the lower the cost of your remodel.

Remodeling Magazine publishes an annual report telling the cost of having different types of remodeling work done by contractors. In 2005 the report gave a country-wide figure of $51,051 which would increase property value by $46,010. These figures differ slightly in different parts of the country, but a basement remodel is certainly one of the most cost-effective types of home renovation you can do. By adding this extra living space to your home, you’ll be able to live in your home more comfortably for years and then sell the property at a much higher price when the time comes to sell. There aren’t many home improvement projects that can boast like this these days, are there?

April 3, 2017

Make Your Trading Fun, Easy and a Matter of Fact

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Each day, you make so many decisions about your life. When you wake up in the morning, what clothes to wear, drive your kids to school, which route to take, what to eat for breakfast, and whether to stop off to fill the gas tank. Each decision that you make requires Låna 40000 little thought, and are ones that you make over and over again in your life easily.

Do you obsess over such decisions?

I doubt so. Why should you? These decisions have very little to almost no impact on your life. On the other hand, to someone with obsessive-compulsive disorder you’ll get a very different reply. Every little thing is a big deal to someone with obsessive-compulsive disorder. So what does this have to do with trading?

The Obsessive-Compulsive Trader

A novice trader just beginning the journey of trading may behave as though they were obsessive-compulsive. Obsessing over every detail, second-guessing their trades, abandoning their trading plan in the middle of a trade, it can seem as though they are neurotic. Even deciding on setting a stop 1 or 2 pips different can be the cause of huge stress and important. Every single little detail is a big deal decision!

To a seasoned trader, such a trader may really seem to be suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder!

For a seasoned trader, making decisions are a matter of fact. They have made decisions so many times that it becomes an every day thing for them, and it can seem as if they make trading decisions with little or no thought. It is as though it makes no difference whether the trade turns out to be a winner or loser. And so often, with seasoned traders, you can’t tell if they had a good or bad day.

Wouldn’t you like to trade in such a free and easy manner?

It makes trading and pulling profits out of the market seem almost effortless, almost as if it were no big deal.

Taking Your Trading Too Seriously

Traders often take their trading decisions too seriously and it’s easy to understand why this happens. There are a couple of reasons this happens.

When it’s your money on the line, protecting and making it grow is your main objective. Each time you make a decision to trade, you are putting your money at the risk of loss. It’s easy to obsess over every single little detail, because it affects something so close and important to you!

Another reason is traders putting their ego on the line. When they stake their reputation and credibility on being a “master trader”, they feel they have to be “right” about the markets. When they lose, it’s a slap in the face they were “wrong”. It can make them conscious of what other traders might think of them. The more they dwell on it, the more significance each detail takes on. Until each trading decision can become such a big deal as if their entire social life depended on making winning trades.

Some traders even begin to have a personal relationship with the market, where every little thing that happens becomes personal. Every detail takes on personal significance and meaning to the point where a single error can make their whole day lousy. It’s almost like having a quarrel with their lover.

When the trader imbues too much personal significance to trading, each loss can be emotionally devastating and possibly even cripple the trader’s ability to trade with clarity and confidence. In a sentence, making every single detail a big deal thing is bad!

The more attached a trader gets to every single trade, the more emotional and reactive they can become. Their thought processes get clouded by emotion, and instead of clarity, vision to see the markets become distorted and blurry.

It’s much better to take a detached, matter of fact approach towards trading the market. But how do you do it?

Making Trading Decisions From a Detached, Objective Point of View

When you understand that you are going to take many trades and not just a few significant ones, you’ll start seeing your trades differently. The result of a single trade isn’t as significant anymore, because it’s only one of the many trades you are going to take. This reduces the importance of a single trade in view of the bigger picture. Together with a solid, tested trading strategy, you have the confidence that you will come out ahead after a series of trades.

A single losing trade, or even a string of losing trades, doesn’t bother you that much anymore. It’s “par for the course”, as they say. Losing trades are a matter of fact, the “cost” of doing business in the markets.

It also helps you as a trader when you thoroughly understand and prepare for the risks of trading. Using proper risk management, you risk only a small percentage of your trading capital on each single trade. And when you know this, it gives you confidence that a single losing trade won’t make or break your ability to continue trading. Even if you should go through a series of losses, you should still be able to continue trading since the bulk of your capital is still intact.

With proper preparation and risk management, the personal significance of each trade is reduced. In turn, this helps you to keep a clearer head, view the markets more objectively and trade more easily. After all, why should you worry? Each trade has little consequence on your trading capital. You might as well take trading free and easy, and have fun doing it at the same time!

And when you understand this, you can start to enjoy trading for trading itself.

January 27, 2017

Used Car Warranties Are A Perfect Option For Drivers On a Budget

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Perhaps you have lately purchased a second hand vehicle and/or a person considering buying a truck soon? Car paint protection You might not learn about truck guarantee programs accessible to you as well as your vehicle. Your own truck seller sell a person (or might have attempted to market you) prolonged car guarantee protection. Are you aware that there is no need to purchase your guarantee coverage from your seller? You might be capable of getting a much better offer or more affordable strategy by using a organization outside the car dealership.

Nothing or making improvements you decide to buy a guarantee from the truck seller or through another resource, you are going to definitely wish to know what you should expect within a truck guarantee to understand that you will be to not get cheated. Within the next couple of paragraphs we are going to consider a few of the more prevalent functions to consider in a guarantee system.

An ordinary warranty covers your automobile for any set period of time. The phrase from the guarantee may be something similar to thirty days or even 1000 kilometers or a year or even twelve, 000 kilometers. It will likely be determined by the kind of strategy you buy.

In a guarantee system, there are specific aspects of the vehicle which will be protected as well as others that wont become protected. A few plans tend to be more fundamental in character while some are very extensive. Stuff that might be protected against mechanised breakdown or even failure the transmitting, generate teach, cooling and heating gear, as well as any digital equipment within your automobile. Do your research to determine elaborate vital that you a person and you would like or even need within a guarantee. Usually do not be satisfied with much less.

The very best prolonged truck guarantee deal is only one which is purchased completely from the best warranty organization providing you with actual coverage and legit advantages for your people who keep among their own service agreements. There are lots of frauds and several hoaxes with regards to prolonged guarantees. Even though you purchase a long guarantee for any truck or perhaps a brand new vehicle, with an auto car dealership, you are able to spend many associated with dollars a lot more than you need to actually need to. Within the title of revenue, vehicle dealerships may penggelembungan the cost of a long guarantee many, many associated with dollars without having you actually the actual distinction until you possess shopped about

Highway Assistance is only one truly common function of vehicle extended guarantees. Which means that in case your vehicle stops working quietly from the street, you are able to contact the toll-free quantity that help can come twenty-four hours a day, all week. Your vehicle is going to be fixed or even towed, however in either case it is possible to obtain to require without having to pay from wallet. A few car guarantee plans provide carrental with regard to policyholders to make use of whilst their vehicle is going through restoration. The greater substantial (and quite often much more expensive) programs even provide 24-hour assistant support.

Nothing or making improvements you will need a fundamental plan or perhaps a deeper 1, you will need to glance around . Obtain quotes through multiple businesses after which evaluate these to the program or even plans that the truck seller provides. Opt for the one which suits your financial budget as well as your requirements most carefully. Such as I pointed out previously, one of these scared to express absolutely no for your seller and opt for an alternative solution organization (like an internet guarantee provider).

January 25, 2017

3 Secret Tips To Forex Day Trading

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Forex day trading is more intense than any other form of investment. Often, seconds count and fortunes can be made (or lost) in minutes. One of the many factors is that rather than investing in a company or a commodity such as gold or wheat, what is being bought and sold is the money itself. The promise of day trading is tempting and excitement 40000 kr is generated easily, which is what leads to the first tip.

Avoiding the Rush

The intensity of Forex day trading is legendary and the excitement of moving millions of dollars in minutes can not be understated. The problem comes in when newcomers allow themselves to be caught up it that thrill. You can easily make a series trades that increase your account value by as much as 20 percent in a matter of minutes. Most individuals, lacking experience in how to Forex invest, would try to take maximum advantage of that and lose, often just moments later. Focus and control are a requirement in Forex day trading; you have to ignore the constant up and down movements and learn to wait until the right moment to trade, which leads to the next important tip.

The Knowledge

Without extensive training and experience, most novice day traders either trade too impulsively and lose money or miss key signals and never trade at all while losing money in the process. In both cases, what is lacking is real-world knowledge. No matter how many books you read or software programs you buy, if you do not know what things mean when they happen you will never truly succeed in Forex day trading. Start out slow and learn one thing at a time. Conversely enough, patience is the key to the high speed world of Forex day trading

Listen to your Advisor

One you have accomplished the first two keys to Forex day trading you must then learn to listen to your trusted advisor. That would be your common sense. No matter how potentially lucrative the opportunity, only a fool would risk their life savings on a trade. Even if it actually works and you’re not in on it, it’s better to let it go. This is common sense. If you make a point to check with your common sense before any decision you will be safe from most of the mistakes that ruin novice traders. These three tips are themselves the product of common sense and have been learned by everyone that has made it into the world of Forex day trading successfully.

January 17, 2017

Russian Hackers Professional Facebook Hacking And Phishing

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January 16, 2017

Bleeding Internal Hemroid – External Hemorrhoids Removal

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External Hemorrhoids Removal- What Is My Best Option? External hemorrhoids results as a result of swellings or perhaps protruding people at or even close to the anal area. This problem majorly brought on by an excessive amount of stress which results to swollen problematic veins of the rectum. The most common external dihydrocodeine hemorrhoid removal treatment is because of operative methods. A couple of these kinds of surgical procedure removal methods contain thrombectomy, sclerotherapy, rubber band ligation and hemorrhoidectomy.

Calmovil Natural Hemorrhoid Remedy

These types of medical strategies are usually merely substantial once the hemorrhoid is serious. While, if you’re suffering from a mild outside hemorrhoidal problem it’s not necessary to utilize methods like these, mostly since you will discover several natural hemorrhoid treatment you are able to utilize somewhat. One of the most effective natural external hemorrhoid removal treatment consists of using a modify of diet. Altering you diet plan is worried along with eating lots of fiber an consuming plenty of h2o. Even so, you mustn’t tension though creating a bowel movement as this can heighten the condition of the issue.
To apply this particular natural cure all you have to perform will be soak any cotton mat inside the witch hazel answer and caress that for the affected region. Witch hazel will help treatment exterior hemorrhoids and give immediate relief from the particular itching, pain, and also puffiness affiliated using this condition.

Aloe Vera is a stronger natural outdoors hemorrhoid removal treatment. You can break open the stem of natural aloe vera after which it squash out the carbamide peroxide gel it consists of. Aloe vera cure may support to be able to cure too as give instant rest from the actual symptoms such as burning up, irritation and also the soreness.

Dried up makeup is likely to make the condition worse as well as can lead to hemorrhoid bleeding and becoming larger. Each one of these a few external hemorrhoid removers you can use as an alternative surgical treatment.

Yet another powerful natural treatment at home is actually extremely uncomplicated. Almost all you require is usually a clean that is most certainly moist to wash your self after a colon motion. Cleaning the anus along with damp baby wipes is significantly more useful as compared to cleaning the anus dry along with mouthwash.

Over time regarding research, I have found 1 “effective” method in which will highlight The way to Naturally Completely cure hemorrhoids as well as Get rid of Heaps through the use of welltested, proven strategies that work with no side effects for a wellness.

January 13, 2017

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