Archive for ‘PV & EV’


Time machines and PV solar panels

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Being a lifelong fan of the Back to the Future films, time travel has always fascinated me, but what if I told you solar technology could be considered a form of a time machine?

Power My Home PV Solar Panels UKTechnology to re-live bygone days will always be the stuff of science fiction of course, but what if I told you that you could relive the golden days of really low energy bills, something without solar panel technology would always remain an impossibility.

Just imagine if we applied this thinking to other technologies such as cars. If a car manufacturer were able to invent a practical engine, which used a much smaller amount of fuel to cover the same amount of distance, then in today’s era of high petrol costs it would be a sure-fire winner. (more…)

Farmers love PV solar panels

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Being at the end of a supply chain leaves you vulnerable. That’s why PV (photovoltaic) 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

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 (photovoltaic) will buck that trend.

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

A feed-in tariff rate for PV solar panels

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

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.

There's nothing more powerful than when PV solar technologies time has come.

There’s nothing more powerful than when PV solar technologies time has come.

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

Again this will create the same scenario which occurred in December when homeowners scrambled to complete their installation before the 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…)

Northerners and PV solar panels

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Did you know that there are more PV solar panels (photovoltaic) 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?

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

With the overwhelming success of the feed-in tariffs for PV solar panels (photovoltaic) 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.

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