It just makes sense to use the Sun for powering things like swimming pool pumps and air-conditioning.
The Big Red Shed provides a perfect platform on which to mount solar panels - both for pool heating and power generation.
The photo shows the Photo Voltaic (PV) panels on the left which supply a 6Kw SMA 3 phase inverter.
The panels peeking in on the right collect heat to warm the Mineral Pool - the pump which circulates the pool water benefits from the solar generated power.
These graphs display the power generated by the solar PV system installed on 31st August 2014 - they don't reflect the power consumption of Dreamwood Estate.
[Post script: No data has been collected since early March 2017, due to removal of the home network in preparation for sale of the property.]