Welcome to skircoat.one

Version 2

Fàilte ort féin, a ghrian nan tràth, 'S tu siubhail ard nan speur! Hail to you, O sun of the seasons, as you travel the skies aloft!

About Us

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.


Some Local Knowledge

Keeping our carbon footprint low

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 visiting Website Carbon.

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, 'biomass' 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 this and decide for yourself. Oh, and there's a recent article in the Independent (alt link) that lays bare more of the unpleasant facts...

See below for statistics, updated every 30 minutes.

Skircoat Green Electricity Power Sources

Fuel sources for HX3, supplied by NG-ESO Region NPG Yorkshire

OK? Fuel Type Percentage Used
N Biomass 30.7 %
N Gas 33.2 %
Y Solar 1.7 %
Y Wind 34.4 %

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.

Data sourced from https://carbonintensity.org.uk E&OE

Local Weather, updated hourly

Weather for Halifax, GB

               broken clouds
      .--.     6 (7) °C       
   .-(    ).   ↘ 23 km/h      
               0.0 mm/h       

Updated  Wed, 19 Jan 2022 11:00:08 +0000


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System Statistics as at Wed 19 Jan 2022 11:10:02 GMT (updated every 10 minutes)

Uptime up 1 week, 2 hours, 29 minutes since 2022-01-12 08:40:37
Disk usage 6%
System Temperature 35.8 ℃
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