Archive for ‘PV & EV’

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


Farmers love PV solar panels

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Last updated on December 28th, 2017 at 07:30 pm

“Being at the end of a supply chain leaves you vulnerable. That’s why PV solar panel technology is especially popular with farmers who live at the end of our power grid.”

The same is true with the United Kingdom PLC.

PV-powered solar panelled farms.

PV-powered solar panelled farms.

Since 2005, energy prices have increased a whopping 73% leaving many households in fuel poverty, just because we are all at the end of an international power supply system.

With a whopping 75% of the country’s oil and gas supplies from Russia and the volatile Middle East by 2014with increasing demand and deteriorating North Sea supplies, our growing dependence on imported energy will continue to have severe consequences for everyone. (more…)

Reasons to install PV solar panels

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Last updated on January 30th, 2018 at 09:17 am

“Just like the advent of cars, washing machines and later computers, the traditional form of rolling out technology has always seen prices trickle down to more affordable prices and PV solar panels will buck that trend.”

PV solar panels will become in high-demand as the energy crunch bites.

PV solar panels will become in high-demand as the energy crunch bites.

As manufacturing is scaled up and costs are scaled-down, as more and more people adopt which usually brings down the price for everyone.

Nothing would give me pleasure, like seeing solar panels springing up everywhere just like satellite dishes did in the 1990’s. However, we live in extraordinary circumstances within human history were 7 billion people are competing for scarce resources now. (more…)

The feed-in tariff rate for PV solar panels

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Last updated on December 28th, 2017 at 07:34 pm

“In a court judgement yesterday, the feed-in tariff rate for solar panels was reinstated to 15.44 pence per kWh after the government was found to have cut the tariff unlawfully.”

PV solar electric panels.

PV solar electric panels

That’s the good news; however, the higher rate will only be applicable to solar panels installations completed before the 3rd March.

Again this will create the same scenario which occurred in December when homeowners scrambled to complete their installation before a deadline date.

Understandably, there are installation dates available, but they are limited, so be quick if you wish to meet this second deadline for the 15.44 pence higher rate. (more…)

The UK’s Northerners and PV solar panels

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Last updated on December 28th, 2017 at 07:35 pm

“Did you know that there are more PV solar panels installed in the north of the United Kingdom than the south, proving once and for all that solar panels does work well in the British climate?”

PV solar panels are popular in the North of England.

PV solar panels are popular in the North of England.

This data covers the period 2010/ 20011 as the feed-in tariffs, which rewards pioneer adopters of both solar electric and solar heating type installations, give a guaranteed income as well as free electricity.

The adoption rate of solar panels has increased dramatically since the feed-in tariffs introduced in April 2010. 260MW of power generated, with 48,460 separate installations across the UK. (more…)

PV solar panels are for life

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Last updated on December 28th, 2017 at 07:09 pm

“With the overwhelming success of the feed-in tariffs for PV solar panels in 2010 and 2011, I am sure you have noticed them on the roofs of homes in your area, and in the future, will continue to do so at an ever-increasing rate.”

Solar heating and PV solar panels last longer than your mortgage.

Solar heating and PV solar panels last longer than your mortgage.

The reason for this is simple.

Stuart Lovatt, the founder of Power My Home, explains. “Since the feed-in tariffs began in 2010 we have always shouted from the rooftops ‘(excuse the pun) that installing PV solar panels sooner rather than later is a must. The incentive schemes have always been designed to reward early adopters the most and later adopters the least.” (more…)

Future is bright for PV solar panels

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Last updated on December 28th, 2017 at 07:14 pm

“With the reduction of the feed-in tariffs rate this week and with all the negative media attention that this has brought. “

Home of the energy savvy.

Home of the energy savvy.

You may forgive for thinking that PV solar panels are a technology of the past, like tea–making machines or the unforgettable Sinclair C5’s.

The reality, however, will be more and more PV solar panels will continue to adorn homes up and down the country and especially worldwide. How can we be so confident of this?

Put just, energy costs both nationally and internationally will continue to rise at quicker and quicker rates with all of us worldwide having to find ways to alleviate this pain on a more long-term basis. (more…)

We had PV solar panels installed

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Last updated on December 28th, 2017 at 07:16 pm

“It is with great pleasure that we wish to congratulate you on the effective and efficient installation of our PV solar panels, and we look forward to reaping the benefits in due course.”

The PV solar panel apocalypse in the UK between 2012 and 2018.

We chose the solar electric and solar heating systems which could be installed to meet our environmentally friendly and cost-effective requirements.

Despite delays due to non-availability of parts and the need to secure an alternative installer, was undertaken within the time specified without significant disruption to the running of our home.

We only lost electricity for a short time while the installation was connected and everything was made fully functional as soon as possible after installation. (more…)

New roads or PV solar panels?

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Last updated on December 28th, 2017 at 07:18 pm

“Do we spend our nation’s money on new roads or PV solar panel technology?”

United Kingdom's energy independence with PV solar panels.

United Kingdom’s energy independence with PV solar panels.

The stupidity of some people knows no bounds, but you would think that our leaders in government would know better, wouldn’t you? I am afraid not, and I am so scared for the future.

The recent decision to cut the subsidies to homeowners through the hugely successful feed-in tariffs scheme was necessary to help reduce the deficit.

Or so we thought!

A crazy decision to build more road infrastructure has left me shocked.
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Sustainable growth with PV solar panels

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Last updated on December 28th, 2017 at 07:20 pm

“About the recent events regarding the feed-in tariff scheme, for example, the early reduction of the tariff rates and the media attention that the PV solar panel industry has received lately, you could be forgiven for thinking the industry was dying.”

The PV solar panel apocalypse in the UK between 2012 and 2018.In fact, the opposite is right, and the PV solar industry can now grow more sustainably and flourish, benefiting more homeowners who want to reduce their dependence on the expensive, traditional fossil fuels, which are becoming scarcer with each decade.

Despite all the protests about the recent feed-in tariff reduction for PV solar panels. There is an underlying truth that people will have to find alternatives to oil, gas and electricity supplies, the consumption of which will continue to rise unabated in the coming years. (more…)

PV solar installations hit record numbers

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Last updated on December 28th, 2017 at 07:23 pm

“The world has gone crazy for PV solar panels. Across the globe from Germany to the USA and the Far East, the rush to install PV solar panels has well and truly started.”

Record PV solar panel installations in the United Kingdom.

Record PV solar panel installations in the United Kingdom.

Even here in the United Kingdom, PV solar panels installations have rocketed to unprecedented levels over the last couple of years. You may have seen some PV solar panels pop-up in your area recently.

The rush for photovoltaic technology, alongside the global increase in energy costs, is no coincidence.

Whether we like it or not, there is too much demand on the remaining oil and gas supplies and the world’s governments are now all too aware of that. (more…)