April 25th, 2014
“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.”
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
“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
“There is a saying “what goes around comes around”, and this has never been truer where Fukushima radiation leaks are concerned.”
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
“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
“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
“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
“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 »
February 5th, 2014
“Revelations are emerging of the second tier of humanity that’s preparing for the downside of peak oil and apparently were not invited.”
US President Eisenhower warned us of this, as far back as the early 1960s with his warning of the military industrial complex exit speech.
Are we easily duped?
So why am I writing about this here? A secretive agenda may be holding back propulsion and energy generation technology, which could help solve the energy and environmental problems we now find ourselves.
“The world’s true power brokers have been managing to keep their secrets from the mainstream populations for well over 60 years now.”
The planets’ life-giving systems are failing fast and the fossil fuel based economies that our modern day empire depends upon are nearly gone. While the under tier continues to work to generate wealth on a daily basis, the worlds elite and true power holders are using our created wealth to orchestrate black governmental projects to push for the stars. Read the rest of this entry »
January 29th, 2014
“President Obama in his ‘state of the nation’ address has made clear and precise commitments to support the solar panel industry in the US which will help create jobs and help transition away from what even he now views as inevitable. The end of the oil age.”
Building a model for a non-petroleum based economy with more localised food production, alongside environmental protection’s are pivotal to our modern world’s future.
“All intertwined and yet all essential to keep the thin veneer of social functioning.”
The stable global climate, we all grew up in is now obsolete and preparing for both extreme winter and summer weather events is paramount meaning the perpetual ‘growth’ model must also soon be outdated. Read the rest of this entry »
January 24th, 2014
The pro’s and cons of installing ‘free’ PV solar panels (photovoltaic) to your home have furiously debated.
The industry as a whole, but there seems to be real evidence now that they may have been too good to be true for some households.
What generating free power with PV solar panels feels like?
If you have a free system in your home, then you need to be aware of recent feedback coming through from others who installed free solar panels too.
Although we have always preached on the side of caution, the news that Natwest, Nationwide and the Yorkshire banks are not dispensing mortgages on homes with free PV solar panels could come as a shock to some. Read the rest of this entry »