Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except two cats and a collection of finches, canaries and Rhode Island bantam hens.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Powered by the Aussie Sun!

Yep, we've done it.  Gone solar.  Today we had 18 solar panels installed on our roof, along with the inverter to convert the sun's power to electricity in our house.   Mark Australia are the company who did the job, and we are very happy with their workers and professional approach.  No back yarders here!
 The two workers arrived just before 8 am and worked through until nearly 3 pm to get it finished.  There was a massive amount of work to be done, and they told us that there are usually three or four men working on one job, but they were short staffed today, so these two guys had to do our house on their own.


 One man was up on the roof putting all the rails down for the panels to lie on.  He also had to feed the cable from the panels on to the ground so the electrician could link it up with the inverter.  Which meant lots of drilling holes through the garage wall to link the inverter with our electricity supply meter box.


Those panels are large!
Lots of banging on the roof while they were fixing the panels....

And they got it all finished before it started raining!

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