Being a lifelong fan of the Back to the Future films, time travel has always fascinated me, but what if I told you solar technology could be considered a form of a time machine?
Technology to re-live bygone days will always be the stuff of science fiction of course, but what if I told you that you could relive the golden days of really low energy bills, something without solar panel technology would always remain an impossibility.
Just imagine if we applied this thinking to other technologies such as cars. If a car manufacturer were able to invent a practical engine, which used a much smaller amount of fuel to cover the same amount of distance, then in today’s era of high petrol costs it would be a sure-fire winner.
This technology does exist within the Toyota Prius, which begs the question; why are other manufacturers such as Ford, GM and others not applying this to their most popular models?
The point I am making here is that we already have the technology and the ability around today to allow us to severely reduce the amount of costly energy which is essential in our everyday lives.
Both PV solar panels (photovoltaic) and alternative engines are fast becoming a necessity in the world with global competitive markets and newly born superpowers getting a hunger for our energy-hungry lifestyles. You don’t need a crystal ball or a time machine to see what’s coming.
The early home owners who pioneered their solar panel installations were definitely onto something, that only now most of us are only just beginning to understand.
Solar panels news update
The recent media exposure of the current legal wrangling in the high court’s regarding the feed-in tariffs for solar panels continues, with the coalition government losing two court cases to the solar panel industry and an appeal continuing the fiasco even now.
The feed-in tariff rate reduction from 15.44 pence to 15.44 pence will undoubtedly affect the number of ‘quick buck’ homes and businesses investing in solar technology, but with modifications in technology and installation costs; reducing the initial outlay, the savings made in comparison to earlier installations will almost cancel out the difference.
It’s time for everyone to get serious about increasingly expensive traditional energy, but you don’t need science fiction technologies to do it.
With 25-30 plus year lifespan, solar panels are an investment in your household’s energy future, reducing your reliance on traditional energy supply and saving and enjoying energy bills that will seem from a bygone age.