Shopping for Sunlight

Agghhh,  I have spent the entirety of yesterday, a rainy day, trying to work out which systems and which electrical bits and bobs to buy.  During the lockdown, I have been enjoying a little online shopping flutter, I bought some nice jeans and am now awaiting my Merrells.  But, how can I tell from a trade catalogue what the downlights, spotlights, switches, connectors, cables, the solar flipping panel is like?  I need to get close and personal to really see if it is what I need.

I have created what I think is the wishlist
for my solar needs, seems a rather pricey way to suck the energy from the sun and into my water and electrical batteries.  Thank goodness for specialists who I can talk to… Mmmm maybe later, it’s 5.30am and I been have up for an hour, awoken by the rising sun hitting the newly inserted aluminium window inserts, which ricochets directly into my bedroom.   Wake up world,  it’s a lovely day.

 The specialist has replied.  This is the edited printable version…..

Do not buy any of it.
Item 1 – Too expensive, check individual prices.
Item 2 – Don’t need, that type cable not required, too short.
Item 3 – Very poor quality, don’t need, already have.
Item 4 – Wrong Type, for flat roof.
Item 5 – Wrong Type, for flat roof.
Item 6 – Unnecessary, over-priced, pay for label, not for product.
Item 7 – Cheap China crap, will blow-up at any time.
Item 8 – Cheap crap, <400 cycles, only last a year.
Chris Millyard
An Engineer – who doesn’t like seeing people getting ripped off.

Published by nicolabeale

Internacional educator, artist and creator of interesting spaces. Based in Azerbaijan, Asturias and Norfolk.

One thought on “Shopping for Sunlight

  1. I'm no expert but reckon I could fabricate a solar thermal kit for under £100.Go Outdoors will look after your Merrel needs and Chris looks like he's ticked all the other boxes.

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