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by cyprusmax47
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Have you been paying attention?
Replies: 11
Views: 532

Re: Have you been paying attention?

Pic # 10 = sunset at Polis campsite

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by cyprusmax47
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Rise of SUVs 'makes mockery' of electric car push
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: Rise of SUVs 'makes mockery' of electric car push

I don’t think electric vehicles will ever catch on mainly because the support infrastructure will never be good enough – I believe hybrid self support vehicles are the way forward but will they be doing enough to combat pollution and the alledged global warming. I think petrol and diesel vehicles w...
by cyprusmax47
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Do you know Cyprus? Villages (#41) difficult
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Do you know Cyprus? Villages (#41) difficult

First hint: Distance from my place, from where I photographed, is ca 21 km as the crow flies.... ;)

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by cyprusmax47
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Future of gas in Europe and what it means for Cyprus
Replies: 12
Views: 557

Re: Future of gas in Europe and what it means for Cyprus

I'm still against domestic PV in this country, I'm a hypocrite. I don't believe that it is environmentally viable as rooftop systems here. I'm doing it because I have a few €€€ available and, being in an all-electric house with many appliances, except CH, am fed up paying through the nose to the EA...
by cyprusmax47
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Unsettled weather ahead from Monday on
Replies: 1
Views: 335

Re: Unsettled weather ahead from Monday on

Same area after winter rains... February 2018

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by cyprusmax47
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Do you know Cyprus? Villages (#41) difficult
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Do you know Cyprus? Villages (#41) difficult

Not only from far distance is this village nice looking.... who knows its name?

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by cyprusmax47
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Typical Cyprus winter: 7.Dec. Timi beach....
Replies: 10
Views: 659

Re: Typical Cyprus winter: 7.Dec. Timi beach....

Wow! >9000 views, that explains perhaps why they are recently more busy on a Saturday, like yesterday when there were 18 cars parked. When I asked them why they are so busy these 3 weeks, they said: weather is unusual nice for the time of the year....specially weekends. I am always there as early as...
by cyprusmax47
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Unsettled weather ahead from Monday on
Replies: 1
Views: 335

Unsettled weather ahead from Monday on

It looks like that we will get the first proper winter rain this week, starting from Monday to have its peak on Thursday. As November was quite dry, good rain would very soon change the colours of the countryside from greyish to green... here a photo from last week https://up.picr.de/37382333fa.jpg ...
by cyprusmax47
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Typical Cyprus winter: 7.Dec. Timi beach....
Replies: 10
Views: 659

Re: Typical Cyprus winter: 7.Dec. Timi beach....

memory man wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:51 pm
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Whoa!!

Why no pics of your plated lunch etc ?? :o :o :o :o
I don't want people to get too jealous every time I post photos from the delicious fish I am enjoying... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Max
by cyprusmax47
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Typical Cyprus winter: 7.Dec. Timi beach....
Replies: 10
Views: 659

Typical Cyprus winter: 7.Dec. Timi beach....

Just to show how beautiful the weather was today lunchtime at the fish tavern Timi Beach... Also the temperature with 22c was pleasant enough to enjoy fresh fish at the veranda with the view towards the sea and the now closed area near the waterfront. https://up.picr.de/37376126mo.jpg but there were...
by cyprusmax47
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Future of gas in Europe and what it means for Cyprus
Replies: 12
Views: 557

Re: Future of gas in Europe and what it means for Cyprus

I posted on here, a solar installation that opens like a flower and closes at night and under windy conditions, automatically, it looks like a 5m diameter daisy! https://smartflower.com/residential 2D2B1672-F2DF-46A3-9573-F27CA6F1F6EA.jpeg The problem with movable PV installations is that they are ...
by cyprusmax47
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Paphos Christmas Lights Switch On!
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: Paphos Christmas Lights Switch On!

Excellent night photography, Dominic Thank you. Knowing how difficult it is to produce nice pictures at night, my favourite is on page 3 #12 the shot of the fountain.... just fabulous

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by cyprusmax47
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Future of gas in Europe and what it means for Cyprus
Replies: 12
Views: 557

Re: Future of gas in Europe and what it means for Cyprus

Yes, Max. Unfortunately, the grid here is unsuitable to profit very much from rooftop systems, with a plethora of tiny transformers on poles serving fewer than 20 houses (for the techies, phase and waveform errors). The overall efficiency of fed-back power is within the range of 20-70%. Where I am,...
by cyprusmax47
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Paphos: Four hunters fined €14,000, fifth fined €150
Replies: 9
Views: 427

Re: Paphos: Four hunters fined €14,000, fifth fined €150

When I am out and about doing 360 photography I sometimes get confused as a hunter, because the camera is on the end of a selfie stick. I have been doing extensive shooting in the Archaeological Park recently, and recently emerged from a random thicket to find two security guards waiting for me. I ...
by cyprusmax47
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Future of gas in Europe and what it means for Cyprus
Replies: 12
Views: 557

Re: Future of gas in Europe and what it means for Cyprus

Again, a good reason to start considering the installation of a own photo-voltaic system, while electricity prices are rising much more in the near future, it won't affect you anymore. A 2-monthly electricity bill of ca 28 Euro after installed a 3 kWp system is easy to realise and the guarantees for...
by cyprusmax47
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Paphos: Four hunters fined €14,000, fifth fined €150
Replies: 9
Views: 427

Re: Paphos: Four hunters fined €14,000, fifth fined €150

Nice to read about the amount of money Game Service is nowadays charging, this hurts.... and it should. Hopefully it scares people away as the forests should really not used as "hunting areas". This time a year people like to go mushrooming in the forest and not be afraid to be shot from hunters... ...
by cyprusmax47
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Central heating without diesel/gas in Cyprus...
Replies: 35
Views: 1380

Re: Central heating without diesel/gas in Cyprus...

harveywinning wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:55 pm
Can anyone recommend a company who supplies/installs air heat pumps in Cyprus?
One of the leading companies to install heat pumps for domestic and large hotels can be found in PL directory..

https://www.paphoslife.com/directory/entry/greenair

Max
by cyprusmax47
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Central heating without diesel/gas in Cyprus...
Replies: 35
Views: 1380

Re: Central heating without diesel/gas in Cyprus...

Max, I always thought the best heat pumps were about 50% efficient.... German engineering? They are talking in this ad about yearly yields: winner on the market are heat pumps with COP ca 5! For these ones you would get subsidy in Germany of 2000 Euro and low interest loans from KfW bank....From 20...
by cyprusmax47
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Unusual music movie changed my bad mood today...
Replies: 0
Views: 85

Unusual music movie changed my bad mood today...

Most profound video I ever watched, but... it changed my bad mood today



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