Archive for ‘PV & EV’

“PV solar panels and EV (electric vehicles) walking hand-in-hand towards a more positive outlook.”


Avoid disappointment in the PV solar gold rush

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Last updated on December 28th, 2017 at 09:00 pm

“Just like the supermarkets a week before Christmas, the solar panel installation industry is now going through a frenzy of demand.”

Sooner rather than later where PV solar panels are concerned!

Sooner rather than later where PV solar panels are concerned!

We have seen this boom and bust scenario many times since the feed-in tariffs were initially introduced in 2011, with smaller spikes in demand and seen on a regular basis.

The side of the story you don’t hear is that the reason that PV solar incentives are being reduced is that the overall costs of an average photovoltaic installation have been reducing year to year.

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PV solar panels are beneficial to all

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Last updated on December 28th, 2017 at 08:47 pm

“As someone who has relentlessly been ‘singing the praises’ of PV solar panel installations since 2004, I have seen many solar-related companies come and go. From huge corporations like BP to small one-man bands. I have seen them all.”

Helping you through the PV solar panels sales process.

Helping you through the PV solar panels sales process.

The one thing that all these companies have in common is the ‘over-zealous’ and commission-hungry salespeople.

Now, this is nothing unique to the PV solar panel industry, but having worked a couple of years in this type of environment myself, I have heard and seen it all.

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Knocking down the doors to get PV solar panels

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Last updated on December 28th, 2017 at 08:32 pm

“A person who speaks as frankly as I do and whom I have admired for many years, recently spawned the quote “They will be knocking down our doors to get hold of our solar panel technology” while speaking at a PV solar industry conference last week.”

A high-demand for PV solar panel technologies.

A high-demand for PV solar panel technologies.

You hit the nail on the head yet again Mr Leggett.

Human history was littered with mistakes and bad decisions by our leaders. These bad choices usually entail much suffering and even death for the general population in those times.

Underestimating or also blatantly ignoring the true-scale of the energy problems we all now face, may again prove this hypothesis right. (more…)

Savvy people installing PV solar panels

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

Last updated on February 4th, 2018 at 11:57 am

“I remember walking down a street recently and thinking to myself ‘Didn’t the future arrive quickly?’ PV solar panels have been popping up everywhere and for the perfect reason.”

The end of cheap oil spawns PV solar panels popularity.

The end of cheap oil spawns PV solar panels popularity.

The Simpson’s vision of the future consisted of solar panel clad homes with holographic trees.

The trees are still real, but families across the country are increasingly realising the long-term benefits of solar panels, not only to alleviate themselves from increasingly more expensive energy costs but also to gain from the incentives that are still around for adopting alternative technologies. (more…)

The importance of cleaning PV solar panels

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Last updated on December 28th, 2017 at 08:27 pm

“One very important factor often overlooked by PV solar panel owners is cleaning.”

Just like your car, the dirt and dust in the atmosphere can leave your pride and joy with an unsightly layer of grime attached. This dirt and dust can hurt your panels’ performance if left unchecked.

The importance of cleaning your PV solar panels.

The importance of cleaning your PV solar panels.

With your feed-in tariff revenue for photovoltaic panels being reliant on producing the maximum amount of energy to gain the maximum amount of income, then the importance of keeping your solar panels clean seems obvious.

Solar panels do work well, even when dirty. NASA’s Rovers have demonstrated this on Mars. With an expected lifespan of six months when first launched in 2004, the success of the rover’s longevity on the Martian landscape has been down to their extraordinary solar panels, which have kept the rover powered, despite their accumulated layers of red dust. (more…)

We love PV solar panels

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Last updated on December 28th, 2017 at 08:18 pm

Over the eight years, I have been within the PV solar installation industry, I have noticed one common trait that most householders who have installed solar panels possess – Pride.

PV solar panel pride since 1883.

PV solar panel pride since 1883.

Technology comes in many different guises, and very few manage to invoke high amounts of passion, pride and delight.

Except for the motorcar or more recently the iPhone, technology usually serves a purpose such as cleaning your clothes, but pride in… (more…)

Beat the system with PV solar panels

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Last updated on December 28th, 2017 at 08:11 pm

“A younger more revolutionary me would have loved the fact that there is a modern way to beat the system. Let me explain why PV solar panels will re-energise your revolutionary spirit.”

Why choose PV solar panels to beat the system?

Why choose PV solar panels to beat the system?

Albeit a small victory, in a world increasingly weighted against the many, the phrase “can’t beat the system, go with the flow” could almost become a party political slogan for either political party.

Also, a self-interested and ‘too big for its own boots’ banking system no longer considers its customer’s cash to be essential and by locking society into an electronic monetary system either by design or an unexpected consequence, they now know you have no other option, but to use their essential services.

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Avoid unethical PV solar panel sales-tactics

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Last updated on December 28th, 2017 at 08:19 pm

“The success of PV solar panels over the last couple of years has been brought about by a combination of rewarding incentives called the feed-in tariffs and the escalating costs of heating and powering our homes.

To buy or not to buy solar PV?

To buy or not to buy solar PV?

Ninety-eight percent of solar companies are good and adhere to strict industry standards. However, there are a few companies who give our industry a bad name.

The recent popularity of solar panels has unfortunately caught the attention of some people who are eager to ‘cash-in’ on this fledgeling but fast-growing industry. (more…)

A fresh look at PV solar panels

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Last updated on December 28th, 2017 at 08:03 pm

“Year on year people have watched in quiet disbelief as the cost of heating their homes have increased without mercy in such a short period.”

A happy new year with PV soar panels.

A happy new year with PV soar panels.

Looking back over the last decade since I first began working on Power My Home, I often wondered if the people who rejected a solar installation in those early years, now wish that they had installed them sooner.

Once considered a ‘green technology’ some people did install for environmental reasons, but I now suspect that most of those early solar pioneers who bought installations from this era.

We’re also aware that change was in the wind and sought ways to reduce the pain through PV solar technology. (more…)

Buying or selling property with PV solar panels

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Last updated on December 28th, 2017 at 07:55 pm

“In the early 20th century, it would have been an inside toilet which would have been a house buyer’s not essential but must have the deal sealer. In the early 21st century it turns out that solar panels are the new “must have” equipment desired by house buyers of today.”

PV solar panels are the cherry on a very desirable cake.

PV solar panels are the cherry on a very desirable cake.

Also, a good 3G mobile connection and a spacious wardrobe are other desirable extras, for purchasers in the new age, according to a poll of over 1,000 house buyers by ING Direct.

As the property market becomes more stagnated and people who are in the buyer’s market to purchase become more selective and demanding, the ultimate non-essential and number one wish on the current wish list, is a solar panel installation. (more…)