Archive for ‘PV & EV’

PV solar panels are beneficial to all

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

As someone who has relentlessly been ‘singing the praises’ of PV solar panel installations since 2004, I have seen many solar-related companies come and go. From huge corporations like BP to small one-man bands. I have seen them all.

The PV solar panel apocalypse in the UK between 2012 and 2018.The one thing that all these companies have in common is the ‘over-zealous’ and commission-hungry salespeople.

Now, this is nothing unique to the PV solar panel (photovoltaic) industry, but having worked a couple of years in this type of environment myself, I have heard and seen it all.


How to get PV solar panels?

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

A person who speaks as frankly as I do and whom I have admired for many years, recently spawned the quote “They will be knocking down our doors to get hold of our solar panel technology” while speaking at a PV solar (photovoltaic) industry conference last week.

Power My Home PV Solar Panels UKYou hit the nail on the head yet again Mr Leggett.

Human history was littered with mistakes and bad decisions by our leaders. These bad choices usually entail much suffering and even death for the general population in those times.

Underestimating or also blatantly ignoring the true-scale of the energy problems we all now face, may again prove this hypothesis right. (more…)

Savvy people installing PV solar panels

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

I remember walking down a street recently and thinking to myself ‘Didn’t the future arrive quickly?’ PV solar panels (photovoltaic) have been popping up everywhere and for the perfect reason.

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.

The Simpson’s vision of the future consisted of solar panel clad homes with holographic trees.

The trees are still real, but families across the country are increasingly realising the long-term benefits of solar panels, not only to alleviate themselves from increasingly more expensive energy costs but also to gain from the incentives that are still around for adopting alternative technologies. (more…)

Cleaning your PV solar panels

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

One very important factor often overlooked by PV solar panel (photovoltaic) owners are cleaning.

Just like your car, the dirt and dust in the atmosphere can leave your pride and joy with an unsightly layer of grime attached. This dirt and dust can hurt your panels’ performance if left unchecked.

The importance of cleaning your PV solar panels.

The importance of cleaning your PV solar panels.

With your feed-in tariff revenue for photovoltaic panels being reliant on producing the maximum amount of energy to gain the maximum amount of income, then the importance of keeping your solar panels clean seems obvious.

Solar panels do work well, even when dirty. NASA’s Rovers have demonstrated this on Mars. With an expected lifespan of six months when first launched in 2004, the success of the rover’s longevity on the Martian landscape has been down to their extraordinary solar panels, which have kept the rover powered, despite their accumulated layers of red dust. (more…)

We love PV solar panels

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Over the eight years, I have been within the PV (photovoltaic) solar installation industry, I have noticed one common trait that most householders who have installed solar panels possess – Pride.

PV solar panel pride since 1883.

PV solar panel pride since 1883.

Technology comes in many different guises, and very few manage to invoke high amounts of passion, pride and delight.

Except for the motorcar or more recently the iPhone, technology usually serves a purpose such as cleaning your clothes, but pride in… (more…)

Beat the system with PV solar panels

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

A younger more revolutionary me would have loved the fact that there is a modern way to beat the system. Let me explain why PV solar panels (photovoltaic) will re-energise your revolutionary spirit.

Why choose PV solar panels to beat the system?

Why choose PV solar panels to beat the system?

Albeit a small victory, in a world increasingly weighted against the many, the phrase “can’t beat the system, go with the flow” could almost become a party political slogan for either political party.

Also, a self-interested and ‘too big for its own boots’ banking system no longer considers its customer’s cash to be essential and by locking society into an electronic monetary system either by design or an unexpected consequence, they now know you have no other option, but to use their essential services.