At last! The solar panels have arrived. Admittedly on the darkest wettest day of the year, but we managed to get them fitted onto their frame (part of a scaffold tower, courtesy of Tina and Joan), and during a lull in the rain, hoisted the whole lot up onto the truck roof and got it all fixed into place.
It got briefly brighter for about an hour, and that was enough to see some electricity flowing in for a change. Fingers crossed for a brighter day tomorrow, and the batteries will get a bit of a respite.