May 28th, 2014
Last updated on November 4th, 2018 at 12:07 am
“The established religions who purport to know what is going on, actually don’t know what is going on. They preach to others who equally don’t know what is going on that they know what is going on, so what is the hell is going on here?”
Eye in the sky, or pie in the sky?
I suspect the story of the universe and life within it, is much more fantastical and with time running far, much deeper than the most brilliant scientific minds can imagine.
Do not fear to be eccentric in your beliefs because every opinion now accepted as gospel, was once believed to be eccentric too. Beliefs, religions and acknowledged science, changes in relatively short periods of geological time. Read the rest of this entry »
May 20th, 2014
Last updated on February 13th, 2019 at 07:43 am
“The greatest fight for independence was the US declaration against the then oppressive rule of the British in 1765. The White House has stood proudly as a symbol of independence – and even more so, now it has been equipped with PV solar panels (photovoltaic).”
PV solar panels are a technology before its time.
This move has become a renewed symbol of independence as the American people look for alternative ways to fight for energy independence in an increasingly volatile and energy-hungry world.
This statement by the US authorities of national pride in their solar panel industry while duplicated in our country and within our own lives.
The most significant power of the 20th-century has finally vindicated my decade-long pursuit of the solar-panelled dream. From the earliest days when people only saw solar technology as a ‘green statement’, to its current status as a wise person’s long-term investment. Read the rest of this entry »
May 12th, 2014
Last updated on November 3rd, 2018 at 11:35 am
“We are now seeing a new generation of people awakening to the betrayal of this current marriage of political power to corporate power, which ultimately only benefit a minority over the majority.”
Keep your head-up and your eyes open.
They (those above political class) are deliberately changing the system to drive wealth upward through society, rather than downward, as has always happened in the past.
In today’s post-peak oil world, increasingly more people face a decision every day about whether to spend money on food or heating – they cannot afford both.
This affordability problem is only going to get worse as predictions for energy costs and the associated difficulties creep further and further into the middle-class world too.
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April 25th, 2014
Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 09:47 am
“This sentence is the most profound statement I have heard over the last ten years since working on Heat my Home. It now marks this point in time, in which the benefits of installing solar panels, exceed the reasons not to.”
Are solar panels worth it? From this point in time, certainly.
This statement came from one of our regular contributing experts within our solar enthusiasts’ forum, where the age-old question of, ‘are solar panels worth it’, occasionally gets asked.
This once common question now gets asked far less frequently than even a couple of years ago.
Since the start of the German-inspired feed-in tariff scheme (FIT), the incentive reduced to newer adopters, several times to align the reward scheme with the reducing price of an average solar panel installation today. Read the rest of this entry »
April 17th, 2014
Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 03:06 pm
“You don’t need me to tell you that Vladimir Putin has the whole of Europe in a ‘cheque mate’ position, with his hands firmly on thirty percent of the energy resources we use and ultimately the affordability of heating our homes.”
The squabbling for thinner and thinner energy resources has begun, and we are not in a good position.
An alliance which will affect your ability to heat your home.
Firstly, you need to know the historical context in which we find our current predicament and more importantly, how you can protect your family – despite the power wrangling and muscle flexing now going on within current world affairs.
I used to wonder in my uneducated years, why Adolf Hitler, spread his forces so thinly, which ultimately cost him the war. It wasn’t until I learned about peak oil and the continued fight for energy resources that it became clear. Hitler was attempting to gain full control of Europe and Russia’s primary oil fields. Read the rest of this entry »
April 4th, 2014
Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 01:40 pm
“There is a saying “what goes around comes around”, and this has never been truer where Fukushima radiation leaks are concerned.”
Safe to eat? Are you sure?
If you think this problem is a long distant newspaper headline, then think again!
If you only obtain your news from the mainstream media, then you can be forgiven for not knowing the real scale of the problem because there seems to be a real effort to conceal the true extent of this disaster.
Three years on from the radiation leak of an immeasurable scale by the meltdown of three of the plants six nuclear reactors, the true extent of this radioactive leakage, which still occurs even today, is avoided by the global mainstream news. Read the rest of this entry »
March 27th, 2014
Last updated on November 4th, 2018 at 12:09 am
“In a verbal exchange, the wisdom of adopting solar panels was brought into question. I was unwillingly brought into this mild-mannered dispute as a third-party expert to cast a professional opinion on this particular solar panel quandary.”
Commonly known as ‘Solar Stu’ to my friends for my undiminished enthusiasm for all things solar panelled, I suppose it was this that brought about this situation, but the question posted and this couple now each stood to hope for me to back-up their point of view.
Using my best diplomatic skills and to somewhat ‘sit on the fence’, I realised that both sides of this argument were correct.
The question should be, “will a solar panel installation be affordable for your circumstance?” Affordability is subjective and differs depending on many different factors, but installing solar panels should not be undertaken if it breaks the bank. Read the rest of this entry »
March 19th, 2014
Last updated on February 13th, 2019 at 07:45 am
“Feeling inspired by the recent Channel 4 series ‘Live from space’, I remember being influenced by the construction of the International Space Station (ISS) a decade ago which ultimately contributed to my enthusiasm for PV solar panels (photovoltaic).”
The most prestigious solar panel installation on Earth, or not, showed me that you don’t have to be connected to the grid in theory and also in practice.
Now for clarity, I am not saying every home can live off-grid solely on solar panel power alone because there are two main differences between the ISS and your semi-detached.
Firstly, on Earth we are subject to seasonal changes with below cloud-level weather differences, and in most cases, the amount of space available to accommodate solar panels is limited here on Earth.
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March 13th, 2014
Last updated on November 3rd, 2018 at 11:21 pm
“A college professor took a quick survey by asking his undergraduates, whether they cared that their modern lives were heading down a cul-de-sac within their lifetimes.”
The question put to them:
“Would they make the difficult changes in their lives to prolong the technological age or just drive this ship into the ground to keep their current lifestyles today?”
Entering into the spoil age.
The telling and winning answer amongst the group was to drive this ship into the ground to keep their current lifestyles. An attitude which is also prolific amongst the general population.
For all the brilliant technologies we have created, humanity has done the classic comedy scenario of painting itself into a corner. The thin and oily vail that holds together our modern world is reliant on a single oil-producing nation in one of the most volatile regions of the world.
And the signs from Saudi Arabia are not good. 60% of the kingdom’s oil comes from the Ghawar oil field that has been producing since 1951. The indications are showing that this strategically important oil field is struggling to keep up with not only our western demands but global demand too. Read the rest of this entry »
February 12th, 2014
Last updated on February 13th, 2019 at 07:46 am
“Power My Home’s philosophy is to educate while promoting the use of PV solar panels (photovoltaic) for the long-term benefit of the home or business owner.”
There’s nothing more powerful than when PV’s time has come.
The benefits of installing solar panels are well-documented in our web pages. Small bills again, revenue generation and the attraction to home buyers, if you wish to sell your home, is the most obvious, but pride and a sense of ‘doing the right thing’ are not so well-known unless you take the plunge.
All positive attributes that I have been shouting from the rooftops (excuse the pun) for a decade of my life now. However, I have also been warning that the current higher rates of feed-in tariff incentives will only be available for the early adopters. Read the rest of this entry »