Welcome to skircoat.one

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!

⚡ 4.12v Power OK

About Us

Welcome to skircoat.one, Calderdale's first potentially solar-powered web site!

We're very excited about the project and are currently in the early stages of getting the project started. We're running the server on a low-power consumption Onion Omega2 Pro, 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.

Skircoat Green Power Generation Statistics (via NG/ESO)

Fuel sources for HX3, NG-ESO Region NPG Yorkshire
2021-10-26 21:00 UTC to 2021-10-26 21:30 UTC

Fuel Type Percentage Used
Biomass33.6 %
Coal0 %
Imports4.6 %
Gas13.4 %
Nuclear4.9 %
Other0 %
Hydro0.7 %
Solar0 %
Wind42.7 %

Usage LOW,
CO2 forecast 94 gCO2/kW-h

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



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System Statistics as at Tue 26 21:50:00 UTC

Battery Voltage Level: 4.12 V
Uptime 13:38
Disk usage 8%

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