Archive for ‘PV & EV’


Brexit and the war against energy freedom

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Last updated on October 26th, 2018 at 01:39 pm

What’s amazing is that we still run our civilisation on Victorian technologies – by design.

The war against green energy.

The war against green energy.

‘Trumponomics’ is my description for the push for Victorian era economics in a 21st-century world.

Both the rise of Trump and Brexit were designed by those whose power and wealth depends upon a green energy revolution not occurring.

However, the majority of automobile manufacturers are on board today. The last decade’s anti-green efforts are too little, too late and after the electrically-powered Mustang horse has already bolted.

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PV solar panels are where the tyres meet the road!

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 09:56 pm

We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the public believes is false. – William Casey, CIA Director 1982.

There's nothing more powerful than when a PV solar panels time comes.

There’s nothing more powerful than when a PV solar panels time comes.

The resistance to changing our centralised energy model is hardening. The manipulation using news corporations intrinsically controlled by oil money is ongoing.

However, the influence of mainstream news is waning, and the rise of alternative media is where that cutting-edge of change is occurring.

My own life for better or worse has attempted to lead others towards a self-reliant future that removes dependency and reliance on an energy system that cares little for the consequences of its destructive ways. (more…)

PV solar panels, Solar Edge inverters and voltage optimisers

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 10:14 pm

One of the joys of owning PV solar panels, is that you can sit comfortably in the knowledge that your family is protected despite an energy industry that has no outlook farther than next year’s profits.

Should I upgrade my existing PV solar panel system?

Should I upgrade my existing PV solar panel system?

So you’re sitting comfortably with your newly installed photovoltaic array, then an unknown company comes along and offers you an upgrade. An upgrade to enhance your PV performance and squeeze a little more juice out of it.

Is this worth the extra expense?

Recently I was asked if it’s worth upgrading an existing PV solar panel system to a Solar Edge inverter with voltage optimisers system for £4,000 – no this is nuts!

The reality is that all good quality inverters cost around the same apart from Solar Edge and Enphase that are individual micro inverters designed to optimise each panel’s output individually. (more…)

Charge your car with PV solar panels

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Last updated on October 31st, 2018 at 09:20 pm

We’ve always known the age of the oil-based economy was limited, but EV’s and PV solar panel’s time has finally arrived.

Nobody likes a bully.

Nobody likes a bully.

Austerity has brought the age of the ‘smarter’ consumer and with it comes the gradual progression toward less dependence on tyrants.

Oil-based companies and countries have lied, force their agenda’s on governments and frankly caused human misery on a biblical scale.

I feel sorry for these corporate bullies, and they’re hoarding affliction because they can never honestly find real joy or happiness in life, no matter how many zeros are in their offshore accounts. (more…)

Organic PV solar panels today

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 02:15 pm

PV solar panels will still be generating once the long-abandoned fracking fields and the associated toxicity has leaked into our seas when our children are our age now.

You'll never find genius in politics.

You’ll never find genius in politics.

PV solar panels in the UK are fantastic at what they do, and just like the organic food industry; have many corporate enemies who don’t want us all less dependent on them.

The solar and organic food industries have so many things in common, and both agree that government policy today is dictated by corporations and not common sense or acting in the peoples best interest.

Putting the obvious aside, I will concede that changes to the photovoltaic incentives recently; have been unhelpful but required. The feed-in tariff was initially designed to incentivise individual households, but due to a technical loophole allowed companies to profit instead. (more…)

Is my roof suitable for PV solar panels?

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 01:53 pm

We all live in boxes. Some people’s boxes are bigger than others, but ultimately, it’s a box that contains our lives.

Most UK homes have the two main ingredients for PV solar panels.

Most UK homes have the two main ingredients for PV solar panels.

Now let’s power our boxes without full dependence on global politics with PV solar panels.

The most important factor concerning your roof’s ability to host solar panels is orientation.

For the best performance of your solar panels, your roof needs to be South or South East, South West in its orientation.

Many also install on a split East/West roof, and although this is acceptable, the output of the panels will be significantly reduced compared to a southerly facing roof space. (more…)

Germany’s pioneering PV solar success story

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 01:12 pm

“A farmer once said to me “if I live on a windy hill, it’s crazy not to have the wind generate my power.”

A solar-powered century is within our grasp.

A solar-powered century is within our grasp.

It’s that level of common sense that will project solar technology forward in the next decade, despite Cameron and Osborne’s outdated and somewhat secret agenda.

30% of Germany’s electricity output is produced using solar panels. The same northern European country with the same type of climate as the UK. (more…)

PV solar panels are healthy for humanity

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 09:50 pm

“The act of installing PV solar panels is just as important today, as ensuring safe drinking water was in our earlier history.”

Because I want my grandchildren to know granny did something.

Because I want my grandchildren to know granny did something.

In the 1920s, all drinking water began to be disinfected with chlorine. This single act of sanitation brought us the rising populations that gave us the modern world that we see today.

These well-defined moments in time seldom seen as such at that time, and the people in those grainy black and white films would never have known the consequences that their new safe and clean drinking water supply would have on the future. (more…)

PV solar panel technologies in the United Kingdom

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 03:10 pm

“When I first began constructing this website resource in 2004, solar heating was the most popular technology, and PV solar panels in the UK were considered laughable.”

Annual contributions for an average home with PV solar panels in the UK.

Annual contributions for an average home with PV solar panels in the UK.

In fact, the photovoltaic industry at that time was so small that I was told “I wouldn’t bother if I were you” by one of its biggest players at that time. How the world changes in such a short period.

Advanced knowledge that the North Sea oil and gas fields had already peaked back then and that the golden age of cheap energy would be over for good within a few short years.

Luckily my resolve to continue on my solar-powered journey over the last decade remained. (more…)

PV solar panels in the UK, don’t make me laugh

Friday, September 11th, 2015

Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 10:08 pm

“PV solar technologies don’t work in the UK”.

PV solar panels effectiveness in the UK.

PV solar panels effectiveness in the UK.

Yes, they do work and work brilliantly. If people actually researched the subject properly, they would find out that solar panels run less-efficiently in hotter climates than cooler ones.

You don’t even have to take my word for it, as now over 600.000 solar panels installed in Scotland alone have taken place in the last five years.

Annual UK solar radiation figures:
Scotland: 900-1000 kWh per sqm.
Midlands: 1000-1200 kWh per sqm.
South coast: 1100-1300 kWh per sqm.

Then there are the countless solar heating panel installations installed before the current feed-in tariff scheme. Solar heating panels were the most popular type of solar panel installation in the UK before the advent of the solar tariff schemes. (more…)