Forecasting the future for solar panels

Forecasting the future for solar panels -Living by the seaside gives you a different perspective on life. In medieval times, you were always conscious of what or who may come from over the horizon.

Where now for oil?

Where now for oil?

In modern times, people don’t tend to look any further than the 5-day weather forecast.

The future is never inevitable, but the outlook predicted, and predictions for energy prices by the big six energy companies themselves, will be just like the seaside tide. The small endless waves of seawater creep up gradually but forcefully. Just like tidal forces, the vast, uncontrollable, engine driving energy prices upward will continue unabated and without mercy.

So for this reason, the solar panel industry will continue to flourish driven by families who wish to be less reliant and reduce their everyday household living and energy costs. The reasons why energy costs continue to flow upward are varied but easy to understand.

The low-lying and easy to reach the fruit, which is the current oil and gas fields now plucked, and some people demanding to eat this fruit is increasing year to year. As for finding new fruit tree’s to pick from, well this is becoming harder with the only substantial resources left being at more dangerous and difficult locations such as the Arctic with more profound and more treacherous areas.

The most logical conclusion to derive from this urgent situation which threatens 98% of the human population, is to reduce the amount of energy each of us uses on a daily basis.

If we aren’t going to sacrifice our creature comforts, then finding other sources of heat and power energy can only come from alternative energy sources, the most common type being solar panels.

1980’s turbochargers and solar panels

The car manufacturing industries have already begun to use this concept, by making cars with smaller engines, but using new 1980’s style super-charger or turbo technology, to give the same or close to the same output from a more modest engine size.

Strapping a turbocharged component to an engine allows you to use less fuel, but also still gives you acceleration, similar to a more significant driver. The same principle occurs with solar panels.

Adding a supplemental technology like solar panels will allow you the same output, but with reduced running costs and lower bills coming through your letterbox. However, unlike your car, your pv solar panels will still be working and benefiting you in 20 years time when your car would be nothing but a distant memory.

Now the tide has changed from cheap and abundant too expensive and worth fighting over, the civilisation we all depend upon, has sleepwalked into a period of an increased global population, occurring at the same time as oil and thus energy production peaking.

In a world where our leaders continue to shout for growth, but this has the same consequence as hitting your turbo-boosted accelerator instead of the brake.

In the same way, you wouldn’t want to be driving a large-engine car when petrol prices reach the milestone £2.00 per Litre; you also wouldn’t want to be wholly dependent on the big six companies, when energy prices reach limitless heights.

Time and tide wait for no man, but the man can still prepare himself before the forces of inevitability are forced upon him, and it will be this way of thinking, which will grow the solar panel industry from its current fledgeling status.

"Light is life."

Stuart Lovatt 2012-04-06
Founder of Power My Home.