PV solar panels for a crazy world




Progress may not be as it seems

October 23rd, 2015

“What we consider as impossible to us are simply engineering problems to those who seek power.”

Your independence is slipping away through ignorance and lies.

Your independence is slipping away through ignorance and lies.

Our success in building the internet has distracted us from the building of our future.

I used to think the internet was an excellent tool for greater freedoms. Now I believe it is a controlling tool and become a shackle for your mind.

A distracted mind is an imprisoned mind, all the while your civil rights, your employment rights and even your right to justice have disappeared in the ten short years you have been gawping at your iPhone. Read the rest of this entry »


Our solar panels are better than their panels

October 16th, 2015

“The road to a cleaner world has been made especially difficult by commission-hungry salesmen with just enough technical knowledge to the bag they’re next sale – but don’t lose heart.”

Solar panels are essential for a cleaner greener world.

Solar panels are essential for a cleaner greener world.

I developed Heat my Home as a resource for the earliest solar adopters, to help them avoid the pitfalls that come with being a solar pioneer.

Solar panel technology has been that next ‘big thing’ for a few years now in the eye of the salesperson, but the biggest industry lesson learned was; if you’re told “Our panels are the best in the world”, then back away slowly and politely. Read the rest of this entry »


PV solar panels are healthy for humanity

October 12th, 2015

“The act of installing PV solar panels (photovoltaic) is just as important today, as ensuring safe drinking water was in our earlier history.”

Because I want my grandchildren to know granny did something.

Because I want my grandchildren to know granny did something.

In the 1920s, all drinking water began to be disinfected with chlorine. This single act of sanitation brought us the rising populations that gave us the modern world that we see today.

These well-defined moments in time seldom seen as such at that time, and the people in those grainy black and white films would never have known the consequences that their new safe and clean drinking water supply would have on the future. Read the rest of this entry »


PV solar panels in the United Kingdom

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.

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 »


Don’t rush into buying solar panels

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.

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 »


The human herd

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.

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 »