Trevor Larkum

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So far Trevor Larkum has created 62 blog entries.

The Coronavirus is not a Bug, it is a Feature

By |2020-03-24T16:04:42+00:00March 13th, 2020|Blog, Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, Opinion, Our Uncertain Future|

As it becomes increasingly difficult to ignore the many issues that we face today it can be difficult to understand what's happening and to know how to react to yet another problem coming down the line. This applies to outbreaks like the Coronavirus just as much as it does to climate change, economic turmoil,

My Journey 3: Big Changes Afoot

By |2020-02-10T19:36:14+00:00February 10th, 2020|Battery Storage, Blog, Electric Vehicles, Energy and Climate Change, Our Uncertain Future, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Work Life While I learnt more about climate change and became more interested in electric vehicles and renewables I continued my existing full-time job working in the oil and gas industry. However I increasingly felt contradictions between my industry and what I was learning about carbon emissions and climate change. In 2010, as we

Setting Economy 7 Times on Your PowerBanx (SolaX) Home Battery Storage System – Online

By |2020-02-06T09:44:47+00:00February 6th, 2020|Battery Storage, Blog, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, PowerBanx, PowerBanx SX, Solar and Battery, Support|

I recently described how to force a charge on a SolaX based home battery system through the screen. Here I'll cover the process to do the same thing through the system's online interface, the SolaX Cloud. Accessing Work Mode: Force Time Use 1. Log into your SolaX Cloud account at https://www.solaxcloud.com/ with your usual

Climate and Ecological Crisis? What’s all the fuss about?

By |2020-02-04T08:54:39+00:00February 4th, 2020|Blog, Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Our Uncertain Future, Prepping and Collapse|

On Friday night I attended a talk on climate change held in Chagford in Dartmoor, south Devon. It was entitled "Climate and Ecological Crisis? What's all the fuss about?" and I found it very interesting, and also quite moving. I went along expecting it to be another vanilla climate change talk - you know

Setting Economy 7 Times on Your PowerBanx (SolaX) Home Battery Storage System

By |2020-02-06T09:43:54+00:00January 31st, 2020|Battery Storage, Blog, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, PowerBanx, PowerBanx SX, Solar and Battery|

I have previously described how to set overnight charging times (for Economy 7 or similar tariffs) on our most popular PowerBanx systems which use an inverter made by Sofar; I've also explained the same process for our premium PowerBanx systems which use an inverter made by Victron. Here I'm going to cover that process

I’m a Collapsologue – Who Knew?

By |2020-01-22T18:23:32+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Blog, Energy and Climate Change, News, Our Uncertain Future, Prepping and Collapse|

I learned two new words today, courtesy of an article linked to from the Positive Deep Adaptation group on Facebook, of which I'm a member. The article is ‘Collapsologie’: Constructing an Idea of How Things Fall Apart. Apparently French writers have defined 'Collapsologie' as the "applied and transdisciplinary science of collapse". Those who think

My Journey 2: How I Started to Look Behind The Curtain

By |2020-02-10T19:38:28+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Blog, Energy and Climate Change, Our Uncertain Future, Prepping and Collapse|

Introduction is here I used to be like everyone else I know, having a job to earn money to buy stuff, run a car, fly on holiday and all the rest. Now, after looking behind the curtain, I have become so concerned about the increasing problems I see with the environment (particularly accelerating climate change,

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