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  1. Yes I agree they are clearly biased although I...

    Posted by jelockwood, 25-06-19
    Yes I agree they are clearly biased although I got the impression even though it was a knackered Leaf it still overall beat their DIY ones - other than for range.

    My biggest problem with EV is...
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  2. woz You can view the episode on BBC iPlayer. ...

    Posted by jelockwood, 24-06-19
    woz
    You can view the episode on BBC iPlayer.

    It was an old Nissan Leaf from several years ago, the usual silly TopGear test was against two DIY electric vehicles 'built' by the other two...
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  3. As I understand it Pureplanet have a single...

    Posted by jelockwood, 24-06-19
    Thread: Economy 7 Meter
    As I understand it Pureplanet have a single tariff and are in effect claiming this is so competitive that they don't have to charge different rates. (This maybe true.)

    One of the purported...
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  4. Based on this weekends TopGear episode which...

    Posted by jelockwood, 24-06-19
    Based on this weekends TopGear episode which concentrated on Electric Cars, the bog standard Nissan Leaf driven by Paddy McGuinness had a terrible battery life reflecting my concern over EV car...
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  5. Smart Energy Guarantee

    Posted by jelockwood, 11-06-19
    The government seems to have made their decisions on the replacement for the discontinued Solar FIT (Feed in Tariff) and published the new Smart Energy Guarantee which I believe comes in to effect in...
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  6. Smart meter fitting and location

    Posted by jelockwood, 11-06-19
    I was wondering how flexible/cooperative the smart meter installers might be.

    My current (dumb) meters are in a cupboard under the stairs. The gas and electricity supplies come up through the...
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  7. Angelabikerbabe Duppy Thank you both for your...

    Posted by jelockwood, 11-06-19
    Angelabikerbabe Duppy

    Thank you both for your pictures. It would seem they both and presumably others all use LCD displays for the figures for both gas and electricity. I get the impression that...
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  8. woz Marc Could you post pictures of the smart...

    Posted by jelockwood, 05-06-19
    woz Marc
    Could you post pictures of the smart meters you are now installing?

    I am considering buying an energy monitoring system which monitors gas usage by using an optical or magnetic sensor to...
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  9. > Hi Dutch, these are monitors not smart meters,...

    Posted by jelockwood, 31-05-19
    > Hi Dutch, these are monitors not smart meters, so maybe worth their own thread? Clip on electricity monitors
    > are usually pretty inaccurate the lower the consumption. Have you compared the...
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  10. Poll: Staycations. :) However I do occasionally travel...

    Posted by jelockwood, 20-05-19
    Staycations. :) However I do occasionally travel on business, less so in my current job.

    (Apart from anything else the whole checkin and queueing these days is less pleasant than it used to be for...
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  11. Marc Ok, I found the Geotogther manual for the...

    Posted by jelockwood, 20-05-19
    Marc

    Ok, I found the Geotogther manual for the Trio II and as far as I can see the following applies.

    1. They both have the same (attractive) user interface
    2. They both seem to support the...
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  12. woz I don't know the answer to this. All I can...

    Posted by jelockwood, 16-05-19
    woz

    I don't know the answer to this. All I can say is they will vary the output of the boiler i.e. the amount of flame to match the required heat output. What method is involved I don't know. As...
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  13. Poll: I vote for Boris Island. No, I am not an out...

    Posted by jelockwood, 16-05-19
    I vote for Boris Island.

    No, I am not an out and out Boris fan but Heathrow whilst the obvious business choice is in the wrong place being south west of London. This requires planes to fly across...
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  14. Oakbank Thanks to Oakbank for starting this...

    Posted by jelockwood, 08-05-19
    Oakbank

    Thanks to Oakbank for starting this thread. I am not as familiar with weather compensation solutions as smart thermostats. In the UK at least they seem to be relatively...
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  15. Smart meters use Zigbee to link to both IHD (In...

    Posted by jelockwood, 08-05-19
    Smart meters use Zigbee to link to both IHD (In Home Display) and CAD (Consumer Access Device) devices.

    Typically a customer get an IHD along with their Smart Meter installation. This then...
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  16. Marc Yes this is indeed what I was referring to...

    Posted by jelockwood, 29-03-19
    Marc
    Yes this is indeed what I was referring to by the end of the current Feed-in-tariff scheme. :(

    Currently as of April 1st there will be _no_ subsidies _at all_ for solar.

    I had not heard...
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  17. Jowl The Tesla Powerwall v2 is available now...

    Posted by jelockwood, 24-03-19
    Jowl
    The Tesla Powerwall v2 is available now even if their roof tiles are still not.

    I might have been interested in a Tesla car but as I live in London there is no off-street parking and hence...
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  18. Marc I don't yet have any solar panels, I have...

    Posted by jelockwood, 19-03-19
    Marc
    I don't yet have any solar panels, I have been and still am waiting for Tesla Solar Roof Tiles, I also plan to get a Tesla Powerwall.
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  19. End of Solar feed in tariff

    Posted by jelockwood, 15-03-19
    As many people maybe aware the Government has perhaps foolishly scraped the current Solar subsidies in the form of the 'Feed In Tariff' (FIT) and Generation Tariff. This means currently or more...
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  20. I currently have a Nest Thermostat but plan to...

    Posted by jelockwood, 20-02-19
    I currently have a Nest Thermostat but plan to install a new boiler and at that point will switch to using a Tado Thermostat and radiator valves.

    Honeywell have some good stuff but most of which...
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  21. Jowl Remember currently they all seem to be...

    Posted by jelockwood, 28-01-19
    Jowl

    Remember currently they all seem to be limited to SMETS1 meters.
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  22. Jowl As MrSmart confirms you can only do this...

    Posted by jelockwood, 28-01-19
    Jowl

    As MrSmart confirms you can only do this by linking to a CAD. The RainForest Eagle-200 is such an example CAD and does work with SMETS1 meters but apparently not yet SMETS2 meters.

    There...
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  23. I certainly don't claim to be a battery expert so...

    Posted by jelockwood, 19-01-19
    I certainly don't claim to be a battery expert so bow to your greater knowledge.

    I would however say you are wrong to claim all my points are incorrect. It is still the case a lot of houses have...
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  24. It would be good to hear from Pure Planet what...

    Posted by jelockwood, 19-01-19
    It would be good to hear from Pure Planet what they are supplying.

    I had a message from RainForest - https://rainforestautomation.com/rfa-z114-eagle-200-2/ who make CAD devices. Their CAD is...
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  25. Government pushing Electric Cars - the next scandal?

    Posted by jelockwood, 18-01-19
    As I would hope everyone is aware in the past the Labour Government encouraged the purchase of diesel cars via tax advantages both in fuel costs and road tax costs. This was because of the genuine...
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