Archive for ‘Solar panels in the UK’

“A growing number of people adopting PV solar panels and securing a more positive long-term future.”


Baby boomers still rebellious at heart

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Last updated on December 5th, 2017 at 10:42 pm

“The largest demographic to adopt solar panels today were young in the 60s. So 1960s style shifts in culture is being led by the Baby boomers that are still rebellious at heart.”

1968 - Showing the young ones, how its done.

1968 - Showing the young ones, how its done.

Releasing the grip of a centralised energy system was never going to be easy.

Decentralising our energy supply and disinvestment in fossil fuels achieved while being led by those who have changed our society before.

The current establishment don’t want people generating their power or heating our homes without them.

If you want to teach politicians that ‘the people’ hold the balance of power or your merely fed-up of being a cash cow for a privatised energy system, then solar panels are for you. (more…)

Solar panels are an issue of national security

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Last updated on December 5th, 2017 at 10:52 pm

“An open letter to The Prime Minister, The Queen and country.”

I never thought I would lambast a Prime Minister, but hey, even they are fallible. When a judgement is tainted by Downing Street ambitions, you have to speak out.

Your country needs you to adopt solar panels.

Unfortunately, national security is being severely compromised by David Cameron’s “greenest government ever” (last election pledge), because under the influence of foreign-owned energy lobbyists, Mr Cameron suddenly changed rhetoric to “getting rid of all this green crap”.

We are currently engaged in an economic war with Russia. Russia’s energy dominance over Europe has spooked those in control to act. Resource wars are already here to stay and just as dangerous as those years of the Soviet era. (more…)

Applying for a solar tariff could be the smartest thing you do this decade

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Last updated on December 6th, 2017 at 11:16 am

“The early bird catches the worm they say. The morning dew is a window of opportunity for the smartest birds to prepare themselves for the day ahead, but the morning sunshine will soon close this opportunity. This analogy is similar to buying solar panels today.”

Proud to be a solar panel pioneer.

Proud to be a solar panel pioneer.

The smartest got the juiciest feed-in tariff rates, adopters today can still get a reasonable rate while the latecomers will find slim pickings or find that they are gone entirely.

The dawn of the solar panelled century is transcending, but there’s still time to benefit from the feed-in tariffs.

From its conception in 2009, the feed-in tariff scheme has spawned a solar panel revolution that we can all see on the rooftops around the country today. Many of those who opted to invest in solar panels are now sitting smugly (and rightly so) in their solar panelled homes. (more…)

Truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Last updated on December 6th, 2017 at 02:46 pm

“The few spoil it for the many, and the same is true for the solar industry. Commission-hungry salespeople are putting many people off taking the plunge. It’s revealed on our user’s forum that some salespeople are deceiving their prospective customers about expectations of performance.”

Interested?

Interested?

There are hundreds and hundreds of companies from Lands End to John O’Groats that offer great products, great installation and high prices, so nobody should be put off by this.

The problem with bad salespeople or companies that employ them is they confuse people pondering installing solar panels in good faith. Many people unnecessarily abandon the idea because of conflicting and confusing information.

When a solar pioneer requests a quote, the expected performance of the panels alongside the homeowner’s geographical coordinates is worked out using the very sophisticated software. However, no matter how high the software, if the input data is falsely input, then the output data could be considered wrong at best or fraudulent at worst. (more…)

A paradigm shift in thinking about solar panels

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Last updated on December 7th, 2017 at 06:20 pm

“Upon finding out my schoolboy nephew had got his first paid job, I realised that most of his hard-earned money spent on just mobile phone credit. What a shame, no fun stuff, just boring old phone credit. This got me wondering about the rest of us.”

A paradigm shift can be as easy as looking up rather than down.

A paradigm shift can be as easy as looking up rather than down.

It would seem that the same situation is occurring with Mr and Mrs average homeowner and their energy bills. The big difference between the gas in your pipes and my nephew’s phone credit is phone credit has never been cheaper and still falling – whereas energy costs are on an exponential climb.

If ever a paradigm shift was needed in the way we all heat and power our homes, it would indeed be now. But history shows, such dramatic change in thinking never happens overnight, nevertheless, the drip, drip, drip of transition, always speeds up to become a deluge eventually. (more…)

Greed may have consequences for the solar industry

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Last updated on December 7th, 2017 at 06:43 pm

“I am proud to be an early adopter and user of the internet, and I am equally inspired by the same pioneering spirit within the solar panel industry today.”

The internet then and the internet today.

The internet then and the internet today.

Like the early internet before it, there were people ready to take advantage of new people venturing into a world of unknowns. Most pioneers can and do learn quickly and manage to avoid the pitfalls of a new landscape.

However, the same company names using salespeople from the second glazing school of salesmanship and charging disproportionate prices, sometimes more than 30 percent more than is deemed ethical, keep cropping up.

On the positive side, this makes the lives of good solar installers more comfortable, but, such behaviour, leave people confused and distrusting of this still fledgeling industry.

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Finding the best MCS solar panel installers

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Last updated on December 7th, 2017 at 07:23 pm

“Throughout my life I have always been the best or strived to be the best at whatever job I had been doing at that time, so it annoys me when others don’t.”

A brighter road ahead with quality MCS solar installers.

A brighter road ahead with quality MCS solar installers.

During my earlier years in the world of work, I have worked on a factory line and produced more each shift than my colleagues. I worked in a web development company and produced better designs for my clients, and even within the solar panel industry, I sold more than the others within that particular group.

This I put down to my enthusiasm for the technology that was somewhat lacking with my colleagues at that time.

Unfortunately, pride in your work and customer satisfaction doesn’t come quickly to some people. Thankfully for the solar panel industry, the quality aspect of both the technology and its installation, is not something you need to worry about today. (more…)

Return on investment for PV solar panels

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Last updated on December 8th, 2017 at 01:25 pm

“Power My Home’s philosophy is to educate while promoting the use of solar panels for the long-term benefit of the home or business owner.”

Why invest in solar panels today in the United Kingdom?

Why invest in solar panels today in the United Kingdom?

The benefits of installing solar panels are well-documented in our web pages. Small bills again, revenue generation and the attraction to home buyers, if you wish to sell your home, is the most obvious, but pride and a sense of ‘doing the right thing’ are not so well-known unless you take the plunge.

All positive attributes that I have been shouting from the rooftops (excuse the pun) for a decade of my life now. However, I have also been warning that the current higher rates of feed-in tariff incentives will only be available for the early adopters. (more…)

Obama signals that solar panels are a cool

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Last updated on December 8th, 2017 at 04:28 pm

“President Obama in his ‘state of the nation’ address has made clear and precise commitments to support the solar panel industry in the US which will help create jobs and help transition away from what even he now views as inevitable. The end of the oil age.”

Ushering in solar panels as the new norm.

Ushering in solar panels as the new norm.

Building a model for a non-petroleum based economy with more localised food production, alongside environmental protection’s are pivotal to our modern world’s future.

“All intertwined and yet all essential to keep the thin veneer of social functioning.”

The stable global climate, we all grew up in is now obsolete and preparing for both extreme winter and summer weather events is paramount meaning the perpetual ‘growth’ model must also soon be outdated. (more…)

Are solar panels worth installing?

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Last updated on October 3rd, 2017 at 11:10 am

“I can think of only one downside to installing solar panels to your home and that is Santa cannot land on your roof for the next thirty years. This will make his Christmas eve harder and more dangerous than previous years.”

Why Santa hates solar panels?

Why Santa hates solar panels?

Seriously though, I was gobsmacked when a friend asked me: “are solar panels worth installing?”, to which my reply was: “energy prices have risen every year, year on year, so why wouldn’t you?”

Now this may not be as condescending as it first seems, as my friend in question is intelligent, articulate and may I say very beautiful – however after 10 years of enthusiastically shouting from the hills about solar panels, the problem here lies with me because I see a very different world to the one most people see. (more…)