Hail to you, O sun of the seasons, as you travel the skies aloft!
⚡ 4.12v Power OK
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.
Read what Wikipedia knows about Skircoat Green (Hint .. really not much, so maybe I can redress the balance!)
Here's an interesting document about the area as a then-proposed Conservation Area, with some local history, dated 2006.
Chartism in Halifax (soon)
More coming soon...
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
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
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