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Toodles
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As we are nearly a full year into having had our ASHP and having dispensed with gas completely, I’ll soon be able to tally up all our annual energy consumption. So far, it is looking as though we are using more than we can produce with our solar PV but, when our investment in ripple Energy’s Derril Water Solar Park starts to provide some energy payback, we might be ‘producing’ as much energy as we consume averaged over the entire year. We are using grid power via Octopus Energy during the colder darker months but will probably compensate for this consumption in our exported energy in the summer when the estimated kW/h’s from Derril Water are added to our PV. If these figures do add up - should I be able to claim that we are carbon neutral??? Regards, Toodles.

Toodles, 76 years young and hoping to see 100 and make some ROI on my renewable energy investment!


   
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(@bontwoody)
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@toodles Ive been doing the same and hoping for the same result 🙂 This is my graph so far. The EV purchase last month has nudged it a bit the wrong way. Maybe I should get some ripple shares too!

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House-2 bed partial stone bungalow, 5kW Samsung Gen 6 ASHP (Self install)
6.9 kWp of PV
5kWh DC coupled battery
Blog: https://thegreeningofrosecottage.weebly.com/
Heatpump Stats: http://heatpumpmonitor.org/system/view?id=60


   
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Toodles
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@bontwoody Let me know if you need a Ripple referral won’t you! ;-))) Regards, Toodles.

Toodles, 76 years young and hoping to see 100 and make some ROI on my renewable energy investment!


   
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(@bontwoody)
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@toodles Ah yes, of course!

House-2 bed partial stone bungalow, 5kW Samsung Gen 6 ASHP (Self install)
6.9 kWp of PV
5kWh DC coupled battery
Blog: https://thegreeningofrosecottage.weebly.com/
Heatpump Stats: http://heatpumpmonitor.org/system/view?id=60


   
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(@iancalderbank)
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never been quite sure about ripple and so far have avoided. As it is taxable income, its still just an investment to buy shares in a business. albeit one with a very ethical intent. For me, I'd rather do that in a more spread-risk manner using an ethically targeted market fund. whereas buy your own generation, income is tax free. If there was a tax change that made Ripple or similar exactly financially equivalent to investing in your own local generation then it would make a whole lot more sense.

 

My octopus signup link https://share.octopus.energy/ebony-deer-230
210m2 house, Samsung 16kw Gen6 ASHP Self installed: Single circulation loop , PWM modulating pump.
My public ASHP stats: https://heatpumpmonitor.org/system/view?id=45
11.9kWp of PV
41kWh of Battery storage (3x Powerwall 2)
2x BEVs


   
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