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Ratooragh Weather Systems

Campbell Scientific 2017-11-20 11:55:00 Pressure 1015mb, Temp 14.9°C, RH 90%, Wind Dir 224° at 14knots, Gusting to 18knots, Rain last 24 hrs = 1.6mm and Davis Vantage Pro 2017/11/20 11:50:00 Pressure 1014mb, Temp 13.9°C, RH 96%, Wind Dir 229° at 15knots, Gusting to 21knots, Rain last 24 hrs = 7.8mm <- Current Weather
Date Time: 2017/11/20 11:54, Turbine Speed: 1250 rpm, WindSpeed: 13.70 knts, Input to Solar Tank: 360.85 watts, Input to Buffer Tank: 0.00 watts, Solar Relay: On, Buffer Relay: Off, Relay Override: Off, Solar Tank Temp: 48.88 C, Buffer Tank Temp: 23.24 C, Input to Solar Tank in 24Hrs: 0.00 kW, Input to Buffer Tank in 24Hrs: 0.00 kW, Total Energy Generated in 24Hrs: 0.00 kWatts and Date Time: 2017/11/20 11:58:06, PV Energy: 0.3 kW, Solar Rad. Time: 2017-11-20 11:55:00, Solar Rad.: 71 W/m², Sun Elevation: 18.3°, Total Generated in 24hrs: null kW <- Wind Turbine & PhotoVoltaic Output
Schull Tides for 2017-11-20 Time in UTC
1st HW 05:20 3.4m, 2nd HW 17:40 3.5m, 1st LW 11:20 0.5m, 2nd LW 23:40 0.5m

Altocumulus and Sea Fog

Altocumulus Lenticularis

Altocumulus Lenticularis

Altocumulus Lenticularis

Altocumulus Lenticularis

Altocumulus

Cirrocumulus with Contrails

Cirrocumulus

Cirrus

Crepuscular Rays

Crepuscular Rays

Cumulonimbus

Cumulonimbus

Cumulonimbus

Squall Line

Double Rainbow

Double Rainbow

Moonset

Sea Mist

The Sea 'Steaming'

Snow Storm

Storm Front, Thailand

Stratus

Altocumulus at Sunrise

Sun Setting

Sunset

Sunset under Stratocumulus

Heat Pump

The 12kW Air to Water Heat Pump was chosen because we have no depth of earth before hitting rock here in Ratooragh, so the prospect of a major expense drilling a well influenced our decision.

It works like a big air conditioner in reverse, using a heat exchange system to take heat from the air and transfer it into our big Buffer Tank to be used in the under floor heating. We usually have the temperatur of the Heat Pump set at 30 to 35degs C which is usually sufficient. A normal boiler/radiator system has to heat the water to about 75degs C to work properly, so underfloor heating is much more efficient.

The only time there is a problem is when the air temperature stays below +5deg C, and the system becomes less efficient. This is because it gets iced up and spends some time each day de-icing automatically. Fortunately, living so close to the sea, we have a very temperate climate, so very rarely have this problem.