June 2013 – finally some sunshine!


We all know that until late May, the UK weather has been very disappointing.  And more than that, it has impacted farmers and the tourist industries financially, not just wiped the smile off the face of the UK populous.  Then came June.  And what a lovely month it appeared to be.  Now here with hard data, our photovoltaic output shows that June was indeed a bumper month for sunshine.  On the PV link here and above you’ll see the power output from our rooftop PV panels.  For all the months up until May it simply looks like the sunshine has been shifted back a month vs. the prediction. (based on a model  that has proven accurate 2010-2012 inc.).  If these things interest you then it is of further interest to listen to the local farmers here, a livestock area, who will tell you that the grass had been, until the end of May, 4-6 weeks behind where they expected it to be, and their understanding of climate goes  back way further than my PV data. Validation of my model?

And the June figure – 119% of the prediction, so indeed it was sunnier than normal!  Very pleasing, but we need an Indian summer to make up from those earlier months if we are indeed to make our 2032 kWhr this year…


About westonfront

Random thoughts on life and the world from the perpective of a God-fearing, outdoor-loving, technically minded, drum-thumping neo-Lancastrian.
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One Response to June 2013 – finally some sunshine!

  1. Avalanche says:

    Those panels look sparkling! It must have made difference, Will!

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