PowEp025 – Sunshine Hours, Measuring Power, Growth & Duck Curves
This first PowerCut Episode for 2019 has a lot in it!
We begin with a recap of the total Sunshine Hour, temperature and rainfall results of 2018 from the latest NIWA report.
How 2019 is shaping up so far.
The plan was to record some data to share some information about how much power the system is generating… And we look at the challenges I faced in that process.
We look at three stages of charging process for the battery bank: Bulk Charging, Absorbing, Floating.
I link this episode to the previous SunEp025 – on Growth, and share about the organic orchard we have.
And finally wrap up with a news article that caught my eye about the ‘Duck Curve’ in the National Electricity Market.

Amp Hour – An ampere hour (abbreviated Ah / sometimes amp hour) is the amount of energy charge in a battery that will allow one ampere of current to flow for one hour. An ampere is a unit of measure of the rate of electron flow or current in an electrical conductor.

Kilowatt hour (kWh) is a unit of energy equal to 3.6 megajoules. If energy is transmitted or used at a constant rate (power) over a period of time, the total energy in kilowatt hours is equal to the power in kilowatts multiplied by the time in hours.

Links from this Episode:
Renew Economy Article:
Duck! Solar charge puts energy market transition on the fast-track https://reneweconomy.com.au/duck-solar-charge-puts-energy-market-transition-on-the-fast-track-39479/
I’d love to hear from you! Let me know if you have experience with alternative energies, or life off the gird, or if you have any questions. Also if you’ve made jams, preserves, stewed or bottled fruit!


The Sunshine & PowerCuts podcast:
Hosted by Heather Welch

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