YEAR 2    01-01-09 to 31-12-09

01-01-09 Dull day.

02-01-09 Cold dull day with a bit of sun not much.

03-01-09 Cold start then about 4 hours brilliant sunshine. Panel max 70C made quite a bit of hot water.

04-01-09 Cold dull day.

05-01-09 Snow. Then brilliant sunshine for two hours. Panel max about 55C. Made some hot water

06-01-09 Minus 5C during the night. Then brilliant sunshine most of the day. Pump was going for about three hours. Just about filled the tank with quite hot water. Panel max 70C. The whole system is working fantastic. Never expected to make hot water in January.

07-01-09 Cold dull day. Fitted an improved system controller today.

08-01-09 Cold dull day with a bit of sun then misty.

09-01-09 Cold dull day with a bit of sun, not much.

10-01-09 Cold misty day with a bit of sun, not much.

11-01-09 Frosty cold night, but sun came out about 10 am till 3pm. At mid day panel was at 82C. Made a lot of hot water today. Reduced the pump on time to 2 seconds.

12-01-09 Dull rainy day.

13-01-09 Dull day with hazy sunshine. Nothing doing.

14-01-09 Dull day.

15-01-09 Dull day.

16-01-09 Dull day.

17-01-09 Mild morning with sunshine for about 4 hours. Panel max about 78C made some hot water.

18-01-09 Mild morning again with a bit more sun today. Made some hot water.New controller working great.

19-01-09 Dull day.

20-01-09 Dull day.

21-01-09 Cold frosty morning then sun comes out about 10.30 am, and because the air is really clear the panel soon gets up to 75C. Made a full tank of hot water today. Even got hot water coming out of the bottom tank pipe.

22-01-09 Dull rainy day.

23-01-09 Dull rainy day.

24-01-09 Dull day weak sunshine.

25-01-09 Dull rainy day.

26-01-09 Sunny day. Panel max 70C. Made hot water.

27-01-09 Sunny all day. Panel max 80C. made a lot of hot water today.

28-01-09 Dull rainy day.

29-01-09 Hazy sunshine. Panel max 75C. Made some hot water.

30-01-09 Cold day, hazy sunshine, made some hot water. Not much.

31-01-09 Cold day, hazy sunshine, made some hot water. Not much.

01-02-09 Dull day.

02-02-09 Snow.

03-02-09 Really cold start then brilliant sunshine for a few hours. Panel max 82C. Made a lot of hot water today.

04-02-09 Snow and ice on the ground then brilliant sunshine for two hours. Panel max 80C. Made a lot of hot water.

05-02-09 Dull winter day.

06-02-09 Dull winter day.

07-02-09 Cold day with sunshine for about 3 hours. Made some hot water .Panel max 75C.

08-02-09 Hazy sunshine then brighter made some hot water.

09-02-09 Dull rainy day.

10-02-09 Dull day.

11-02-09 Dull day.

12-02-09 Sun for about an hour.

13-02-09 Really cold night. Then brilliant sunshine most of the day. Hot water coming out of the bottom of the tank.

14-02-09 Brilliant sunshine about 12AM till 2 PM panel max ( 96C ). Made a lot of hot water.

15-02-09 Dull day.

16-02-09 Hazy sunshine. Made some hot water. Not much

17-02-09 Mild day no sun.

18-02-09 Mild day no sun.

19-0209 Mild day with hazy sunshine.

20-02-09 Mild day with hazy sunshine.

21-02-09 Mild day with some sunshine. Made some hot water.

22-02-09 Very mild day, but dull. No sunshine.

23-02-09 Very mild day, but dull. No sunshine. This is probably the least productive time of the year.

24-02-09 Mild dull day no sun.

25-02-09 Dull day.

26-02-09 Mild day hazy sunshine.

27-02-09 Warmest day so far this year. Sunny for about 4 hours. Made a full tank of hot water. No need for boiler to come on at all.

28-02-09 Mild day hazy sunshine.

01-03-09 Mild day hazy sunshine.

02-03-09 Nice sunny day. Made a tank full of hot water. Boiler never came on at all.

03-03-09 Dull rainy day.

04-03-09 Dull day hazy sunshine.

05-03-09 Dull day hazy sunshine.

06-03-09 Nice sunny day, Hot water in the tank got up to 55C. Boiler never came on.

07-03-09 Sunny spells. Made some hot water. Panel max 82C.

08-03-09 Bright sunshine in the morning up to about 1.30 PM made a lot of hot water. Then dull and rainy in the afternoon. Panel max 82C.

09-03-09 Sunny spells. Made some hot water.

10-03-09 Sunny spells. Made some hot water.

11-03-09 Nice sunny day. Made some hot water.

12-03-09 Dull day.

13-03-09 Sunny spells. Made some hot water.

14-03-09 Sunny spells. Made some hot water.

15-03-09 Nice sunny day. Made a lot of hot water. Panel max 82C.

16-03-09 Best day so far. Made a full tank of hot water. Panel max 92C.

17-03-09 Made a full tank of hot water. Panel max 90C. Boiler never came on.

18-03-09 Made a full tank of hot water. Panel max 90C. Boiler never came on at 6PM or 6AM.

19-03-09 Nice and sunny in the morning. Made quite a bit of hot water. Then suddenly got cold and dull from about 1PM onwards.

20-03-09 Nice sunny day. Made a lot of hot water.

21-03-07 Sunny day. Made and used a lot of hot water.

22-03-07 Sunny day. Made a lot of hot water. Panel max 95C.

23-03-09 Dull rainy day.

24-03-09 Nice sunny day. A bit cold, but made a lot of hot water.

25-03-09 Sunny spells then rain.

 

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26-03-09 Started dull and rainy then the sun came out for a couple of hours and we made some hot water.

27-03-09 Sunny spells. Made some hot water.

28-03-09 Dull rainy start then really hot sunshine for a few hours. Made quit a bit of hot water.

29-03-09 Really nice sunny day. Made and used a lot of hot water. Panel max 98C.

30-03-09 Best day so far. Hot sunshine most of the day. Panel max 98C. Made a full tank of really hot water.

31-03-09 Dull overcast day. Gas meter is read ( 3367 ) and bill from EON is £197.42

01-04-09 Sunny day. Made a tank full of really hot water.

02-04-09 Dull and cold up till about 12AM. Then out came the sun all afternoon and we made some hot water.

03-04-09 Sunny but cool. Made a lot of hot water.

04-04-09 Sunny but cool. Made a lot of hot water. Pre filling the machines at every opportunity.

05-04-09 Sunny but cool. Made a lot of hot water.

06-04-09 Sunny but cool. Made a lot of hot water.

07-04-09 Nice sunny day. Made hot water.

08-04-09 Sunny spells. Made some hot water.

09-04-09 Cloudy most of the day.

10-04-09 Sunny spells. Made some hot water.

11-04-09 Sunny spells. Made some hot water.

12-04-09 Away.

13-04-09 Sunny spells. Made some hot water.

14-04-09 Sunny spells. Made some hot water.

15-04-09 Nice sunny day. Made hot water.

16-04-09 Rainy day.

17-04-09 Dull rainy day. System went into sleep mode about 3PM.

18-04-09 Nice sunny day. Made a lot of hot water.

19-04-09 Nice sunny day. Made a lot of hot water.

20-04-09 Best day so far. Four showers, pre-filled the washing machine ( Twice ) dishwasher ( once ) and at 5.30 PM the water in the cylinder is still 48C- 20 cm from the top. No need for the boiler this evening or in the morning.

21-04-09 Similar day to yesterday. Made hot water up till about 5.00PM.

22-04-09 Another sunny day. Made loads of free hot water. Tank temp 53C. Hottest yet.

23-04-09 A bit hazy today but still made plenty of hot water.

24-04-09 Nice sunny day. Made lots of hot water.

25-04-09 Long sunny spells. Made hot water most of the day.

26-04-09 Long sunny spells. Made lots of hot water most of the day.

27-04-09 Dull rainy day with sunny spells. Made some hot water.

28-04-09 Dull rainy day with sunny spells. Made some hot water.

29-04-09 Nice sunny day. Made lots of hot water. Tank temp 55C. Showers,washing machine and never used any gas.

30-04-09 Sunny spells. made hot water. No gas used.

01-05-09 Nice sunny day. Made a lot of hot water. No gas used.

02-05-09 Nice sunny day. Made a lot of hot water. No gas used.

03-05-09 Sunny spells. Made some hot water.

04-05-09 Sunny spells. Made some hot water.

05-05-09 Long sunny spells. Made hot water. No gas used.

06-05-09 Nice sunny day. Made a lot of hot water. No gas used.

07-05-09 Dull start, Then a bit of sun. Then dull again.

08-05-09 Started dull and wet then the sun came out about 1PM and we made a lot of hot water.

No need to use gas today.

09-05-09 Nice hazy/sunny day. Made a lot of hot water. No gas used.

10-05-09 Nice hazy/sunny day. Made a lot of hot water. No gas used.

11-05-09 Nice hazy/sunny day. Made a lot of hot water. No gas used.

12-05-09 Nice hazy/sunny day. Made a lot of hot water. No gas used.

Now using the controller set to auto mode all the time.

13-05-09 Dull chilly day. Had to put the boiler on.

14-05-09 Dull day. Had to use the boiler a bit for hot water.

15-05-09 Hazy sunny spells. Made some hot water.

16-05-09 Hazy sunny spells. Made some hot water.

17-05-09 Hazy sunny spells. Made some hot water.

18-05-09 Sunny rainy sunny rainy all day. Made a lot of hot water though. Warm water coming out of the bottom of the tank. ( the bottom inlet pipe is getting warm ).

19-05-09 Nice sunny day a bit windy. Made a lot of hot water. All had showers and pre-filled the washing machine. Used no gas again today.

20-05-09 Bright sunshine at 9AM this morning. Then it got hazy. Pump has been going all day. Made a lot of hot water. No need to use any gas at all today. Pump is still going now at 6PM. just about to stop I think .

21-05-09 Another good day. Showers, dishwasher and washing machine pre-filled plenty of hot water for the morning and no gas used.

22-05-09 Sunny day. A bit hazy . Made a lot of hot water. 3 lots of washing. I dishwasher. Showers.

No gas used.

23-05-09 Proper summers day now. Plenty of free hot water all day. No gas used.

24-05-09 Plenty of free hot water all day. No gas used.

25-05-09 Day started dull and overcast. Then the sun came out about 1PM and made a full tank of hot water. No gas used.

26-05-09 Stated dull and overcast. Then sun came out at mid-day and made a full tank of hot water.

27-05-09 Dull overcast day. Had to put the dreaded boiler on from 6 to 7 PM to make hot water for the morning.

28-05-09 Warm but overcast. Made a small amount of hot water. Managed not to use the boiler.

29-05-09 Hot sunshine most of the day. Showers pre-filling. No need for the boiler today.

30-05-09 Hot sunshine most of the day. Three loads of washing and one dishwasher pre-fill. All had a shower and there is hot water for the morning. No gas used.

31-05-09 Best day so far this year. Loads of free hot water. No boiler on.

01-06-09 Nice sunny day. loads of free hot water. No boiler on.

02-06-09 Best day yet. Done all the usual. No gas used.

03-06-09 Warm but dull day. Made a small amount of hot water. Water in the tank is still quite warm from yesterday. May get away with it.

04-06-09 Dull overcast day with no direct sunshine. Will have to put the boiler on for an hour this evening.

05-06-09 Dull overcast day with very little direct sunshine. Will have to put the boiler on for an hour this evening.

06-06-09 Sunny spells. Made some hot water , but used a lot. Had to put the boiler on.

07-06-09 Sunny spells all day. Made all our hot water. No gas used.

08-06-09 Long sunny spells. Made all our hot water. No gas used.

09-06-09 Sunny spells. Made some hot water. Had to put the boiler on for 30 min's.

10-06-09 Sunny spell. Made some hot water. No need for the boiler.

11-06-09 Nice sunny day. Made a lot of hot water. Had to get a new dishwasher today. Hotpoint FDF 784P. Have not tried pre-filling yet.

12-06-09 Nice sunny day. Made a lot of hot water.

13-06-09 Hot sunny day. Made a lot of hot water.

14-06-09 Hot sunny day. Made a lot of hot water. Pre-filled the washing machine 4 times. Had enough water as well for 4 showers. No gas used.

15-06-09 Hot stormy overcast sunny day. Made loads of hot water. No gas used.

16-06-09 Hot sunny day. Made loads of hot water by 3PM. No gas used.

17-06-09 Hot sunny spells. Then dull. Made a lot of hot water. No gas used.

18-06-09 Hot sunny spells. Then dull. Made a lot of hot water. No gas used.

19-06-09 Hot sunny spells. Then dull. Made a lot of hot water. No gas used.

20-06-09 Warm sunny spells. Then dull. All had a shower. No gas used.

21-06-09 Hot sunny spells. Then dull. Made a lot of hot water. No gas used. The longest day today.

22-06-09 Hot sunny spells all day. Made a lot of hot water. No gas used.

23-06-09 Hot sunny day. Made a lot of hot water. No gas used.

24-06-09 Hot sunny day. Made a lot of hot water. 3 showers, 1 bath ( small ) Pre-filled washing machine 3 times, and there is still warm water for a shower in the morning. No gas used. Decided to put new bearing in the washing machine today. Cost £ 5.00. Sounds like a new machine now.

25-06-09 Hot sunny day. Made a lot of hot water. No gas used.

26-06-09 Dull at first. Then sunny. Made a lot of hot water. No gas used.

27-06-09 Scorching hot day. Then stormy.Made a lot of hot water. No gas used.

28-06-09 Scorching hot day. Then overcast but hot. Made a lot of hot water. No gas used.

29-06-09 Scorching hot day. Made lots of hot water. No gas used.

30-06-09 Scorching hot day. Having a bit of a heat wave at the moment. The only problem is how to use all the free hot water. System is working a treat.

01-07-09 Another scorching hot day. Loads of free hot water. No gas used.

02-07-09 Scorching hot day. Loads of free hot water. No gas used.

03-07-09 Scorching hot day. Loads of free hot water. No gas used.

04-07-09 Scorching hot day. Loads of free hot water. No gas used.

05-07-09 Scorching hot day. Loads of free hot water. No gas used.

06-07-09 Hot sunny spells all day. Loads of free hot water. No gas used.

07-07-09 Hot sunny spells all day. Heavy rain . Loads of hot water. No gas used.

08-07-09 Sunny spells. Storms. Heavy Rain. Made some hot water. No gas used just about.

09-07-09 Sunny spells. Cloudy. Made some hot water. No gas used just about.

10-07-09 Sunny spells. Plenty of hot water. No gas used.

11-07-09 Warm day, but no sun. Had to put the boiler on for about half an hour. Got a gas bill today from our new supplier British Gas. £2.00. That's only for a month though. Now getting our gas and electricity from British Gas ( Websaver2 ) . I used a web site (moneysupermarket.com) to change over and have been promised a £35.00 cash back that should arrive in a few weeks.

12-07-09 Hot sunny spells all day. Made a lot of hot water. No gas used.

13-07-09 Long hot sunny spells all day. Made a lot of hot water. Pre filled the washing machine a few times. No gas used.

14-07-09 Heavy showers with hot sunny spells all day. Made a lot of hot water . No gas used.

15-07-09 Sunny cloudy sunny cloudy. Made plenty of hot water. No gas used.

16-07-09 Really hot sunny day. Made a lot of hot water. No gas used. Got another gas bill for £2.80. Estimated. It should actually be a bit less than this.

17-07-09 Hot sunshine and storms. Made a lot of hot water. When the sun is out on these days the panel temp shoots up to 90C in a few minutes. No gas used.

18-07-09 Sunny cloudy hot spells. Made a lot of hot water. No gas used.

19-07-09 Dull but windy. Panel still getting to about 60C. Tank temp slowly increasing.

20-07-09 On and off sunny day. Made quite a bit of hot water. No gas used.

21-07-09 Had to put the boiler on for 30 min's. Dull day all day. Pump was going for a while.

22-07-09 Hot sunny spells all day. Made plenty of hot water. No gas used.

23-07-09 Sunny spells. No gas used.

24-07-09 Out all day, but water hot when we came back in the evening. No gas used.

25-07-09 Cloudy with hot sunny spells. Making hot water. Will use no gas today. Turns out to be one of our best days . Sun is really hot . No gas used.

26-07-09 Mild day, but not very sunny. Made some hot water, but had to put the boiler on for about 30 min's.

27-07-09 Dull rainy day so far. Had to put the boiler on first thing for showers. Sun came out about 2PM and made quite a bit of hot water.

28-07-09 Hot sunny spells all day. Made a lot of hot water. No gas used.

29-07-09 Out all day, but water in the tank is quite hot so must have had some sun. Got my final gas bill from EON. Meter reading is ( 3400 ) bill is £52.46. Add this to the two small bills from British Gas, and it comes to £57.30 since 31-03-09.

30-07-09 Cloudy rainy with spells of hot sunshine. Made plenty of hot water. No gas used today.

31-07-09 Nice sunny day. Made loads of hot water. No gas used.

01-08-09 Started sunny then cloudy and rainy all day. Made some hot water first thing, and just about managed. No gas used.

02-08-09 Warm but not hot day. Made quite a bit of hot water. No gas used.

03-08-09 Started off hot sun. Then a bit dull. Then hot sunshine most of the afternoon. Made a lot of hot water. No gas used.

04-08-09 Out all day. Water in the tank has recovered after the mornings showers so must have been a bit sunny. Was raining when we left this morning. No need to use any gas.

05-08-09 Dull and overcast most of the day, but you can feel the infra red. Conservatory is boiling and all dark metal is quite warm to the touch. Made plenty of hot water without the sun shinning. No gas used.

06-08-09 Really good day. Used a lot of hot water by 2 PM and tank is still quite hot. Pre-filled the washing machine 3 times. No need to use any gas today.

07-08-09 Daughter really gives the water a belting last night, and there is no sun this morning, so I had to put the boiler on for 30 min's. then the sun came out all afternoon.

08-08-09 Hot sunny day. Loads of hot water. No gas used.

09-08-09 Hot sunny day. Loads of hot water. No gas used.

10-08-09 Starts out nice sunny day then gets dull and cloudy. Made hot water in the morning. No gas used so far. If its sunny in the morning we may get away with it.

11-08-09 Started off dull and overcast, then sun came out about 11 AM, and it was a hot sunny day. Made lots of hot water. Cylinder full, with hot water coming out of the bottom. No gas used.

12-08-09 Used most of the hot water early, then went out for the day. By 7.00 PM cylinder was full again. No gas used.

13-08-09 Cloudy with really hot sunny spells. Used loads of hot water , and cylinder is full again by 6.00 PM. No gas used.

14-08-09 All had showers, then went out for the day. Came back and cylinder was full of really hot water had more showers. No gas used.

15-08-09 Another hot day. Not sunny all the time , but made a lot of hot water. No gas used today.

16-08-09 Another hot day. Made a lot of hot water. No gas used today.Gas spend this week .12p

17-08-09 Scorcher. more hot water than we can use. No gas used.

18-08-09 Scorcher.

19-08-09 Scorcher.

20-08-09 Not so hot today, but still made a tank full of hot water. No gas used.

21-08-09 Not so hot, buy made a tank of hot water. No gas used.

22-08-09 4 showers and still got a tank full of hot water by 3PM. No gas used.

23-08-09 Scorcher.Gas spend this week .24p

24-08-09 Dull, but panel quite hot so far. Made hot water. No gas used.

25-08-09 Dull day with hot sunny spells. Made hot water. No gas used.

26-08-09 Dull day with hot sunny spells. Made hot water. No gas used.

27-08-09 Nice day with hot sunny spells. Made hot water. No gas used.

28-08 09 Showers then went out all day. Came back to a full tank of hot water so must have been sunny. No gas used.

29-08-09 Dull day with sunny spells. No gas used.

30-08-09 Dull day just about managed not to use any gas.Gas spend this week .08p

31-08-09 Scorcher.

01-09-09 Dull day with sunny spells. No gas used.

02-09-09 Dull day with sunny spells. Used quite a bit of hot water. Will just about manage without using gas today. Just noticed that the year of keeping this diary is up. Got to decide if there is any point in keeping it going, it will probably just repeat.

03-09-09 Had to put the boiler on first thing, then sun came out and topped up the cylinder.

04-09-09 Dull with sunny spells. No need to use gas today.

05-09-09 Nice sunny start, then clouded over about 4PM. No need for gas today. Had to scrap an old car that had a nearly new battery. So I swapped it for the gell battery I have been using. This will give better endurance for the controller during cold spells to come. Old battery was sufficient though.

06-09-09 Hazy to bright sunshine all day. Plenty of hot water. No gas used.Gas spend this week .48p

07-09-09 Nice sunny day. Plenty of hot water. No gas used.

08-09-09iScorcher.

09-09-09 Dull to start with then sunny. No gas used

10-09-09 Nice sunny day. No gas used.

11-09-09 Nice sunny day. No gas used.

12-09-09 Nice sunny day. No gas used.

13-09-09 Dull overcast day. Had to put the boiler on first thing.Gas spend this week .50p

14-09-09 Dull overcast day. Had to put the boiler on for 30 minutes first thing.

15-09-09 Dull overcast day. Had to put the boiler on for 30 minutes first thing.

16-09-09 Dull to start with, then sunny. Boiler on for 30 min's first thing.

17-09-09 Dull day, but no gas used.

18-09-09 Dull with sunny spells. No gas used.

19-09-09 Almost a scorcher. Sun getting lower in the sky. No gas used. start

20-09-09 Warm sunny day. No gas used. Gas spend this week £1.43p

21-09-09 Warm sunny day. No gas used.

22-09-09 Scorcher.

23-09-09 Warm but mostly overcast day. Not much hot water made.

24-09-09 Had to put the boiler on first thing for 30 minutes. Then the sun came out all day.

25-09-09 Scorcher.

26-09-09 Scorcher.

27-09-09 Scorcher.

28-09-09 Dull day with sunny spells. No gas used. Gas spend this week .19p

29-09-09 Boiler on first thing for 30 min's. Then nice sunny day.

30-09-09 Dull day nothing doing. Had to put the boiler on in the evening for about an hour.

01-10-09 Dull day with sunny spells. Made some hot water. Boiler on in the evening for an hour.

02-10-09 Nice sunny day. Made a tank full of hot water. Boiler on in the evening for an hour to warm the place up.

03-10-09 Dull windy day. But managed without the boiler. No gas used.

04-10-09 Dull to start, with sunny spells in the afternoon. Had showers later. No gas used.

05-10-09 Had to put the boiler on from 6 till 6.30 AM then dull rainy day. No free hot water. Gas spend this week £1.37.

06-10-09 Dull rainy day. No free hot water.

07-10-09 Dull rainy day. No free hot water.

08-10-09 Hot sunshine all day after a cold night. Made a lot of hot water.

09-10-09 A bit of sunshine to begin then a dull afternoon. Made some hot water to begin with.

10-10-09 Sunny spells. Made some hot water.

11-10-09 Sunny spells. made some hot water. Having to put the boiler on each evening for a while to warm the place up a bit.

12-10-09 Nice sunny day. Made a tank full of hot water. Gas spend this week £2.41.

13-10-09 Nice sunny day. Made a full tank of hot water.

14-10-09 Sunny spell about mid-day. Made some hot water. not much.

15-10-09 Nice sunny day. Made a full tank of hot water.

16-10-09 Dull for most of the day. Made some hot water. Not much.

17-10-09 Dull day. Nothing doing . Using a web site ( http://www.imeasure.org.uk ) to work out our weekly gas spend. Still not got my cash back cheque from ( moneysupermarket.com).

18-10-09 Nice sunny day. Made some hot water.

19-10-09 Chilly dull day. Plenty of cloud. Gas spend this week £ 3.41.

20-10-09 Chilly dull day. Plenty of cloud.

21-10-09 Chilly dull day. Plenty of cloud.

22-10-09 Hazy sunshine. Made some hot water.

23-10-09 Nice sunny day. Made plenty of hot water.

24-10-09 Mild but dull day. Nothing doing.

25-10-09 Nice sunny day. Made plenty of hot water.

26-10-09 Cloudy with sunny spells. Made some hot water. Gas spend this week £4.25

27-10-09 Cloudy with sunny spells. Made some hot water.

28-10-09 Nice sunny day. Made plenty of hot water.

29-10-09 Nice sunny day. Made some hot water.

30-10-09 Sunny first thing then dull. Made some hot water. Not much.

01-11-09 Dull rainy day.

02-11-09 Cold night and morning but, the sun is out and panel is up to 80C. Making plenty of hot water today. Gas spend this week is £4.49. Got my gas bill today up to 30-10-09 £35.49.

03-11-09 Cold night, wet morning with a bit of sun in the afternoon. Made some hot water. Got a letter from British Gas today. They want to change my meter. Must think I am fiddling some way because I am using so little gas. Girl said on the phone that even a pilot light would use more. Don't have a pilot light I said.

04-11-09 Cold night, then strong sunlight most of the day. Made plenty of hot water.

05-11-09 Chilly dull day. Nothing doing. Finally got the cash back cheque ( £30.00 ) from Moneysupermarket. Almost pays for my gas bill.

06-11-09 Dull overcast day.

07-11-09 Dull overcast day. Sunny spells. Not much.

08-11-09 Dull overcast day.

09-11-09 Cold and dull in the morning. With sunny spells in the afternoon. Made some hot water. Not much. Gas spend this week £8.17.

10-11-09 Dull overcast day.

11-11-09 Dull day. Sunny spells.

12-11-09 Started off sunny. made some hot water. then clouded over.

13-11-09 Dull day. Sunny spells.

14-11-09 Strong winds and heavy rain. Panel standing up to it OK.

15-11-09 Quite a sunny day. Made some hot water.

16-11-09 Windy rainy dull miserable day. Made some hot water around lunchtime. Gas spend this week £8.56.

17-11-09 Not very warm, but sunny all day. Made a full tank of hot water.

18-11-09 Dull windy day.

19-11-09 New gas meter fitted today. Mild day with sunny spells. Made some hot water.

20-11-09 Dull rainy day.

21-11-09 Dull rainy day. Some sunny spells.

22-11-09 Dull rainy day. Some sunny spells. New meter fitted so can't do gas spend this week. Meter reading ( 0011 ) cm3

23-11-09 Dull rainy day. Some sunny spells.

24-11-09 Dull rainy windy day.

25-11-09 Heavy rain and strong winds all night. Panel and roof fixings standing up to it well. Sunny all day. Made about half a tank of hot water. Sun low in the sky and not so hot now.

26-11-09 Heavy rain and wind all night again. Then sunny all day. Made some hot water.

27-11-09 Windy rainy sunny spells. Made some hot water. Not a great amount. Panel gets up to about 60C sometime during the day.

28-11-09 Rainy day with sunny spells. Made some hot water. Not much.

29-11-09 Rainy windy day. Nothing doing.

Now using this formula to work out gas consumption

( Units cm3 * 39.4633 * 1.0226400 / 3.6 = ( kwh used) )

30-11-09 Dull rainy day. Meter reading ( 0043 ) cm3

= 0043-0011= 32cm3 = 32*39.4633*1.0226400/3.6 = ( 358 kwh ) used this week.

01-12-09 Cold day but clear sky. Sunny all day. Made quite a bit of hot water.

02-12-09 Raining all day just about .

03-12-09 Dull rainy day.

04-12-09 Cold day but clear sky with sunshine. Pump going from 10AM. Making some hot water.

05-12-09 Sunny to start with. Made a small amount of hot water. Then cloudy rainy all day.

06-12-09 Chilly day with long sunny spells. Made quite a bit of hot water.

07-12-09 Dull overcast day. Nothing doing. Meter reading ( 0077 ) cm3

( 0034 ) cm3 = ( 381 kwh ) used this week.

08-12-09 Sunny from 10AM till 1PM. made quite a bit of hot water.

09-12-09 Dull day with hazy sunshine. Nothing doing.

10-12-09 Nice sunny day. Made some hot water. Got the ladders out today, and had a look at the panel. Everything looks good. No holes in the plastic and no condensation inside. No rust on the fixing brackets.

11-12-09 Dull cold day.

12-12-09 Small amount of sun about mid day not much. Using gas like mad at the moment.

13-12-09 Cold dull rainy day. Nothing doing.

14-12-09 Meter reading ( 0112 ) cm3 = ( 0035 ) cm3 = ( 392 kwh ) used this week. Looks like a cold dull day. Then at 11 AM the sun comes out and we start making some hot water.

15-12-09 Cold with bright sunshine. Making hot water.

16-12-09 Cold dull rainy day.

17-12-09 Cold dull snowy day. Panel must be frozen. Controller in sleep mode. Just like a Tortoise using very little energy.

18-12-09 Snow.

19-12-09 Cold and icy with bright sunshine. Panel got up to about 65C at one point. Made some hot water.

20-12-09 Cold and icy day with strong sunshine for about 4 hours. Panel gets up to about 60C. Although the water is not that hot, the pump is going most of the time, gradually filling the cylinder with usable hot water.

21-12-09 Shortest day today. Meter reading ( 0167 ) cm3 = ( 0055 ) cm3 = ( 616 kwh ) used this week. OUCH !

22-12-09 Dull cold day.

23-12-09 Dull rainy day.

24-12-09 Dull day

25-12-09 Weak sunshine some pumping about 1 PM.

26-12-09 Very weak sunshine.

27-12-09 Cloudy with bright sunny spells. Started pumping about 10 AM till 11.30 AM.

28-12-09 Weak sunshine some pumping. Not much. Meter reading ( 0213 ) cm3

= ( 0046 ) = ( 515 kwh ) used this week.

29-12-09 Dull rainy day.

30-12-09 Dull rainy day.

31-12-09 Dull cold day.

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