October 6th, 2015
“When I first began constructing this website resource in 2004, solar heating was the most popular technology, and PV solar panels (photovoltaic) in the UK were considered laughable.”
Annual contributions for an average home with PV solar panels in the UK.
In fact, the PV industry at that time was so small that I was told “I wouldn’t bother if I were you” by one of its biggest players at that time. How the world changes in such a short period.
Advanced knowledge that the North Sea oil and gas fields had already peaked back then and that the golden age of cheap energy would be over for good within a few short years.
Luckily my resolve to continue on my solar-powered journey over the last decade remained. Read the rest of this entry »
September 30th, 2015
“A good friend of mine phoned me up about a conversation he had with a doorstep canvasser, who was pressing him into adopting solar panels before the January change.”
I wouldn't recommend an East/West solar installation to my mum so that I wouldn't recommend you either.
I get a complete breakdown of the conversation, and I can tell you it upset me.
Firstly, yet again the seemingly incompetent way in which the government seems to handle the incentives for solar panels is allowing shameless companies to take advantage of people.
The direct sales and cold calling teams are ramping up activity and knocking on double some doors to urge folks into getting solar panels installed before it’s too late – I thought. Read the rest of this entry »
September 24th, 2015
“Individualism is an illusion. We all believe it, but as our Prime Minister David Cameron has now as demonstrated, the yearning to fit into the group will have you carrying out the most unusual of acts.”
Prime Ministerial Legacy – They will generate their own power when pigs fly says David Cameron.
If I have learned anything from my time on this Earth, it’s that people will do the dumbest of things to fit into and impress the human herd.
The great ‘switch your energy supplier‘ game is a simple trick used to give ‘the herd’ an illusion of choice. Moving you from field to field doesn’t allow you to escape the farm that imprisons you. They lock you into a lifetime of unnecessary expense and keep you suckling at the teet of foreign-owned energy suppliers. Read the rest of this entry »
September 14th, 2015
“Thousands of years of searching, but today I can finally solve this mystery.”
I used to take the standard vitamins and iron supplements religiously, but I still felt like I needed two large cups of coffee in the mornings while still feeling fuzzy-headed mid-morning. Today my mind feels sharper.
The holy grail is purported to be a vessel once containing the blood of Jesus. This tale was fabricated by the early Church to help convert pagans to Christianity. Most of the Christian customs actually originate from pagan backgrounds.
In fact, the actual ‘Holy Grail’ has nothing to do with a cup. The story was taken from thousands of years of oral-based stories from travellers who once encountered people on their Silk Road travel, living much longer and healthier lives than we did in Europe during those times. Read the rest of this entry »
September 11th, 2015
“PV (photovoltaic) solar panels don’t work in the UK”.
PV solar panels effectiveness in the UK.
Yes, they do work and work brilliantly. If people actually researched the subject properly, they would find out that solar panels run less-efficiently in hotter climates than cooler ones.
You don’t even have to take my word for it, as now over 600.000 solar panels installed in Scotland alone have taken place in the last five years.
Annual UK solar radiation figures:
Scotland: 900-1000 kWh per sqm.
Midlands: 1000-1200 kWh per sqm.
South coast: 1100-1300 kWh per sqm.
Then there are the countless solar heating panel installations installed before the current feed-in tariff scheme. Solar heating panels were the most popular type of solar panel installation in the UK before the advent of the solar tariff schemes. Read the rest of this entry »
September 2nd, 2015
“The UK government’s efforts to kill off the PV (photovoltaic) solar industry and lead us to a fracking hellish future has begun. Regressive greed-based policies have replaced progression toward giving people a choice to produce their own clean, affordable energy.”
Taking away PV-power from the people and handing it back to the big energy firms.
Cuts by the government to support PV solar technology will take away power from people and be handing it back to big energy firms who have been secretly lobbying to prevent alternative energy taking off.
Begin the fightback by adding your name to the parliament petition:
We are now finding that there was never any sound long-term strategy where global economies are concerned. Those cheap toasters from China that so many people rejoiced about pre-credit crunch, came with a huge price tag! Read the rest of this entry »