As you can see here, as well as fitting on as many north facing panels as possible, Linda also but panels facing west and east on the left part of the roof (pictured is only the west facing panels). This actually means she gets more sun for longer over summer.
Linda is a bit of a data nerd and one of the big changes for her since she got her solar panels and battery is that she’s discovered the “Joys of Monitoring”. Both the panels and the battery come with online apps so you can see their energy production. Linda, being the data analyst that she is, has actually set up to have everything sent to a separate data logger account so she can really question the data and see it trending over time. It’s a great big toy for her. She loves nothing more than looking up her energy production several times a day, and she has a smart meter so she can also see her consumption.
Other than that, Linda has changed to putting on the washing during the day, and she buys more energy efficient appliances, although she was lucky in that really when hand in hand with building her new house.