We have finally had a 5kW solar system installed to provide all the power we will need to run the machines for the washing and drying of our nappies. We realise that this doesn't make us completely carbon neutral but it goes a hell of a long way to that goal. No longer will we be using fossil fuels to power our laundry, we will be creating our own photovoltaic energy. When we are not running the machines because it's hot as balls outside and the nappy liners are baking in the scorching Aussie afternoon sun, we will be pumping energy back into the grid for someone else to benefit from and reduce our country's dependency on fossil fuels, however small that reduction may be. It all makes a difference.