Hail to you, O sun of the seasons, as you travel the skies aloft!
Welcome to skircoat.one, Calderdale's first
potentially solar-powered web site!
We're running the server on a low-power consumption
Raspberry Pi Zero 2, average power consumption 160mA. We hope to eventually run this from a solar
panel; we've had a couple of attempts with varying degrees of success but we haven't given up yet.
Please check back from time time to get updates.
The whole point of this project is to run a useful, responsive web server that uses as few
resources as possible. I'm attempting a design which balances form and function,
and the carbon footprint of loading/viewing this, and other pages is low.
This is normally just 0.01g of CO2/view and you can verify this by
Lately, I'm taking more of an interest (and therefore an active approach) to where Skircoat's
electric power comes from, and a few days of research has resulted in an up-to-date breakdown
of the power sources that are used to generate the region's power. There's an update every 30
minutes via the API provided by the ESO/National Grid.
Suffice to say that the continued heavy
reliance on fossl fuels is extremely worrying. Yes,
as used in Yorkshire's Drax is still a fossil fuel, and the situation is made worse by the fact
that it's "mainly imported from the Southern USA (by sea!) but also from Europe, Canada and
Southern America". according to Drax. I smell greenwashing, but read
and decide for yourself. Oh, and there's a recent
article in the Independent (alt link) that lays bare more of the
See below for statistics, updated every 30 minutes.
Skircoat Green Electricity Power Sources
Fuel sources for HX3, supplied by NG-ESO Region NPG Yorkshire
Fuel sources not used (0%) are excluded: Coal, Imports, Nuclear, Other, Hydro
Sample period 2022-01-19 10:30 UTC to 2022-01-19 11:00 UTC
Usage MODERATE, CO2 forecast 168g CO2/kW-h
Carbon-zero Fuel Percentage 36.1%
Download historical data from 2021-11-29 18:00 UTC to 2022-01-19 11:00 UTC.