Archive for ‘PV & EV’


A fresh look at PV solar panels

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 09:38 am

“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 October 31st, 2018 at 09:17 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…)

The cull of the UK’s PV solar panel industry

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Last updated on November 3rd, 2018 at 11:46 am

“To anyone who may have been pondering whether or not to install PV solar panels on their home or business, then now is the time to get your skates on.”

The futures bright for homes with PV solar panels installed.

The futures bright for homes with PV solar panels installed.

This year has seen a continued government attack on the solar industry, fuelled by George Osbourne’s (conflict of interest here) connections to the North Sea oil and gas fields.

Despite the fact, that year after year of North Sea outputs dropping, our chancellor is throwing more incentives through tax relief, to companies attempting to find oil in an already exploited region of the planet.

This year has seen cut after cut for the incentives for microgeneration technologies including PV solar panels, have meant (sorry Gordon Brown) a continuous boom after bust for an industry trying to compete with a global market who’s vision extends further than the next election. (more…)

Evangelical about PV solar panels

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 09:13 am

“Learning of the 106 oil producing nations, over 60 have seen year on year decline in output has propelled my enthusiasm for PV solar panels. Their recent popularity will continue to grow alongside the world’s oil decline.”

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

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

Currently, for every barrel we discover, we now consume three. At some point in the next decade, global oil production will start to fall – FOREVER.

Families across the world, not just the United Kingdom, are investing in solar panel technology to gain freedom from the external influences, which affect the cost of energy coming through our pipes and wires at an increasingly costly rate.

Freedom has been prized and fought over for millennia by humans, and freedom always comes at a cost. (more…)

Installing PV solar panels for financial benefits?

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 01:49 pm

“Being a promoter of PV solar panels since 2004, I have seen many changes from when this technology was installed only by the die-hard environmentalists, so I have watched with amazement as the industry has changed to be unrecognisable.”

PV solar panels have been around for over 100 years.

PV solar panels have been around for over 100 years.

The rise of the feed-in tariff scheme in 2010 the solar panel market has been driven by a financial gold rush brought upon by the early scheme’s reward system.

The market for this technology has gone from a small eco-industry to the new BMW clad sub-urban and middle-class market we see today.

A big part of this drive came from the “free solar panels” and “rent a roof” companies which were set up specifically to take advantage of the early generous tariff rates.

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Singing in the rain with PV solar panels

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 10:35 pm

“A sense of future forecasting is involved when choosing to install PV solar panels, like choosing to carry your umbrella on a sunny morning in the full knowledge that it will be raining in the afternoon.”

The PV solar panel apocalypse in the UK between 2012 and 2018.That smug feeling of walking home dry under your brolly while others around you get a decent soaking.

You do not need to be physic to predict the future, but looking forward should be a crucial factor when thinking about solar panel technologies.

I have bestowed the advantages of solar panels since 2004 when the signs that the North Sea oil and Gas are drying out were first beginning to leak out. (more…)

Common sense and PV solar panels

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Last updated on October 31st, 2018 at 09:23 pm

“We are a world in need of PV solar panels and other alternative technologies.”

I am not a fan of football myself, but some people including myself think goal-line technology in the game is just common sense, although some people prevent this from happening.

PV solar panels for a crazy world.

PV solar panels for a crazy world.

A banking system, which does not gamble other people’s savings off, is another example of common sense thrown out with the dishwater, even after the economic crash, people still prevent this happening.

The most significant and most fundamental bewilderment is economic growth. With our newly acquired eyes in the sky, we can for the first time in history look down at ourselves in virtual god-like detail. We can see our impact; we can see we have nowhere else to go. (more…)

Boom and bust for PV solar panels

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 10:41 am

“A fresh view of the PV solar panel industry. Bank holiday chaos will once again mark the advent of the British summertime.”

Power My Home PV Solar Panels UKThe sun is shining, and our overcrowded island and roads, will once again; fill up with expectant and fun savvy families.

The same can also say for the next round of energy savvy families wishing to install PV solar panels to their home.

The current feed-in tariff rate will continue right through the summer months, and people will flock in their thousands, to be one of the lucky ones who receive the higher percentage of the tariff at 15.44 pence per kWh. (more…)

PV solar panels help the economy

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 10:04 pm

“One of the unspoken reasons for the inability of governments to restart the engines of growth after the economic crisis is high energy costs. PV solar panels can help the future economy.”

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

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

Does it not seem odd that governments across the globe, and not just our own, are scaling back their commitments to a growing and robust alternative energy industry? Although the incentives for solar panels have reduced recently, the need for them, and, in fact, the benefits financially have never disappeared.

The recent feed-in tariff reduction, which was, unfortunately, poorly managed and ultimately caused panic and a torrent of media stories, was always planned. The scheme was still designed to decrease as installation costs decrease alongside.

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Energy companies hate PV solar panels

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 09:06 am

“The solar wind continually bombards the Earth, like waves hitting pebbles on a beach. PV solar panels capture that solar wind.”

Old versus new energy technology with PV solar panels.

Old versus new energy technology with PV solar panels.

Solar energy or more specifically PV solar panels, which take advantage, of this significant energy source have had a rough time from David Cameron’s “Greenest Government Ever”.

So we ask why the coalition government is becoming more addicted to fossil fuels, rather than scaling up the use of technologies such as photovoltaic panels? (more…)