Archive for ‘PV & EV’

Unethical solar panel sales-tactics

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

The success of PV solar panels (photovoltaic) over the last couple of years has been brought about by a combination of rewarding incentives called the feed-in tariffs and the escalating costs of heating and powering our homes.

Ninety-eight per cent of solar companies are good and adhere to strict industry standards. However, there are a few companies who give our industry a bad name.

The recent popularity of solar panels has unfortunately caught the attention of some people who are eager to ‘cash-in’ on this fledgeling but fast-growing industry. (more…)

A fresh look at PV solar panels

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

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 (photovoltaic) technology. (more…)

Buying or selling with PV solar panels

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

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 PV solar panels (photovoltaic) 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 UK’s PV solar panel industry

Friday, September 14th, 2012

To anyone who may have been pondering whether or not to install PV solar panels (photovoltaic) 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 the cut for the incentives for microgeneration technologies including PV solar panels, have meant (sorry Gordon Brown) a continuous boom after a bust for an industry trying to compete with a global market whose vision extends further than the next election. (more…)

Evangelical about solar panels

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Learning of the 106 oil-producing nations, over 60 have seen year on year decline in output has propelled my enthusiasm for PV (photovoltaic) 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…)

PV solar panels for financial benefits?

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Being a promoter of PV solar panels (photovoltaic) 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.