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Learn about PV solar panels and the joy of generating heat, electricity and EV (electric vehicle) mileage for free. PV systems today come with additional complementary technologies to become an invaluable part of any household.
PV solar panels, also known as photovoltaic panels operate even on cloudy days in the UK, and some cases heat up your hot water tank. These are the most popular form of sun-powered technologies today and will still be generating for their owners in three decades from now.
"PV solar panels and EV's (electric vehicles) work brilliantly together to free people from the rising costs of living in the 21st-century."
PV solar panels & water heating
Photovoltaic-powered hot water tank heating.
Evacuated tubes and flat-plate panels were the most common form of solar heating up until the advent of PV-powered heating converters. This almost magical technology uses the excess electricity from your photovoltaic panels to keep your hot water tank heated. Amazingly, this is usually power that you'll be paid for by the feed-in tariff incentive scheme.
PV (photovoltaic) solar panels with battery storage capabilities are taking off globally and that ultimately allows solar technology to use day and night. The breakthroughs made recently with this technology have been significant, but incorporating storage has to be the most game-changing.
Evacuated solar tubes are an alternative water heating system, developed especially for northern European countries. Vacuum heating tubes use the sun's radiation, to heat your tank or swimming pool and contrary to popular belief, actually work throughout all four seasons.
Use the sun to generate hot water with solar heating panels. Also known as flat-plates, these are popular with households who have a hot water storage tank that requires vast amounts of electricity to run. People have been astute at reducing energy demands with this technology.
Thermodynamic solar panels are a hybrid technology that takes over from your boiler's job of heating your hot water and central heating. This technology considerably reduces the use of expensive fuels to heat your home. This system can work anytime day and night.
This increase in alternative generation also led to a marked decrease in coal-based electricity generation.
Just take a moment to digest those facts.
This week, more justification of my dogged and somewhat baffling (to some) determination to see the solar technology's rightful place in our progression, has come in thick and fast this week with some of the most influential people in the world.
The reality that the world is dealing with the facts of its problems and finally pushing the human race forward, despite the UK dragging its feet like a belligerent toddler with a sugar addiction.
You want Coal, they or their families own the mines. You want Oil and Gas; they own the wells. You want Nuclear; they hold the Uranium. You want solar power, unsurprisingly, they say solar isn't feasible because they can't meter the sun.
Surprisingly, not everyone in Britain shares this future vision, only because solar-power cannot be controlled or metered for profit. Unfortunately, we in the UK live in a media-controlled land, led by politicians and media barons with allegiances to keeping the fossil burning.
So the next time you hear someone say "Solar panels don't work well in the UK", you can almost guarantee that they get their thoughts, tastes and attitudes from newspaper barons who have personal financial interests in continuing the status quo.
And that's how you ended up with frackers on your doorstep.
In fact, in this crazy economic model, they have intertwined the baby boomers pension funds with the continued burning of dead dinosaurs. That's the real reason newspaper owners spread misinformation about this alternative technology.
Through no fault of their own, pensioners are now in a situation, where they are reliant on a system that holds back human progress and destroys the future of their predecessors.
However, the tide is now turning, and countries and manufacturers are investing in green-technologies to kick-start the 21st century finally.
I would love to think that Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Angela Merkel and many other of the world's most visionary world leaders are following my romantic lead, but I suspect the truth is down to a fact of inevitability.
Despite this, that wasn't obvious even twelve years ago when I first began putting Power My Home together in my spare time, and I continue this vital work to this day.
My own stubborn and dogged determination to prove naysayers wrong, including the last government who did everything in their power to destroy a fledgeling solar industry - drives me today.
And that brings me to EV technology.
As the UK is still coming to terms with the fact that solar panels; do work, German manufacturers and others worldwide have already been steaming ahead with research and development to tap the potential that solar panels can offer.
Only five years ago, when your photovoltaic system produced surplus energy, the only choice you had was to export that power to the National Grid. Today, new developments in solar technologies mean your PV solar panels can heat your hot water tank, charge your new EV car and even store power with new solar battery storage capabilities for night time usage.
The traditional 'centralised' energy model that our media barons have been so determined to hang onto is being eroded away, despite their political meddling and misinformation.
But, the real solar salesmen will be your high energy bills as the promises made by fracking fail to materialise and the mega higher cost of nuclear-based electricity that our esteemed leaders have recently signed us up for - begin to bite.
However, the real benefits of solar panels and new associated technology's will come apparent as the current glut on the world's oil market begins to subside. Suddenly, the super smooth, super fast acceleration that comes with a new electric vehicle will get your juices flowing.