We plan to make a few changes, a larger kitchen window to let in more light, new kitchen units, and repairs and painting the outside of the windmill. I found in the container a body harness so that in theory I could tie myself onto a roof beam on the top floor of the mill and clamber out of the skylight onto the roof armed with a paintbrush. But Wendy had other ideas and we agreed we should get the professionals in.
On Wednesday we met two young lads who run a renewable energy business in Villaverde - Solarland SL. They had installed the photovoltaic (PV) system and wind generators 10 years ago. Since then PV prices have tumbled and it is now not normally economic to use wind generated power. Which is just as well as the two wind generators are totally knackered. So, we discussed fitting a solar powered unit to provide hot water to the bathrooms and kitchen, with a back up gas boiler. This will reduce the electric power requirement considerably. We will need to fit more PV panels to replace the power generation from the wind generators.... So here we go - more money!