PV solar panels for a crazy world




The risk when installing PV solar panels

March 5th, 2015

When I was young and stupid, I decided to show off and climb a cliff face unaided. Risky – Yes, did it end well – No. My ugly mug in the local paper was a testament to that.

Done correctly, installing PV solar panels can be risk elating.

Done correctly, installing PV solar panels can be elating.

There’s no getting away from it, life is a risky experience, and we all make mistakes. Some people go-make snap decisions, and some are meticulous and research before embarking on life-changing choices.

Wisdom is no more than your lifetime’s accumulation of mistakes and triumphs, but smart people learn from others too.

This reason is why I created Power my Home. To help people researching solar panels and who want to immerse themselves in the subject before taking the plunge. Read the rest of this entry »


Solar panels are a national security issue

February 24th, 2015

An open letter to The Prime Minister, The Queen and country.

I never thought I would lambast a Prime Minister, but hey, even they are fallible. When a judgement is tainted by Downing Street ambitions, you have to speak out.

Your country needs you to adopt solar panels.

Your country needs you to adopt solar panels.

Unfortunately, national security is being severely compromised by David Cameron’s “greenest government ever” (last election pledge), because under the influence of foreign-owned energy lobbyists, Mr Cameron suddenly changed rhetoric to “getting rid of all this green crap”.

We are currently engaged in an economic war with Russia. Russia’s energy dominance over Europe has spooked those in control to act. Resource wars are already here to stay and just as dangerous as those years of the Soviet era. Read the rest of this entry »


Your stuff owns you

February 18th, 2015

In just 60 years, capitalism has nearly broken planet earth.

For those that find life to be too hard, then the modern world usually prescribes lobotomising psychoactive drugs. And, if we’re honest, the rest of us just go shopping.

George Carlin famously joked, “Everyone’s gotta have a place for their stuff. That’s all your house is, a place to keep your collection of stuff. A box with a lid on it so you can secure your stuff while you go out and get more stuff. Sometimes you’ve got a move and get a bigger house because you got too much stuff.

Sometimes, you go on holiday, and you have to take some of your stuff, not all your stuff, just the things you like. You’re just making a smaller, more condensed version of all your stuff.

Two weeks in paradise and you have to take two big bags of your stuff, so when you finally get to your hotel room, you breathe a sigh of relief that both your stuff has safely made it across the ocean. Read the rest of this entry »


Babies in debt so time for a reset

February 1st, 2015

When I was seventeen, I contributed to the non-compliance movement which prevented the very unfair Poll Tax from becoming a burden on families today. Today’s youth will soon be fighting a system that will burden their future family lives too.

Welcome to planet Earth.

Welcome to planet Earth.

Student debt is one thing, but unborn babies now saddled with debt have crossed a moral line.

Austerity – the policy of saving your way out of a demand shortfall – just does not work. In a shrinking economy, a country’s debt-to-GDP ratio rises rather than falls, and Europe’s recession-ridden crisis country have now saved themselves into a depression, resulting in mass unemployment, alarming levels of poverty and scant hope for the young.

The Greek and Spanish people this week, acted upon this fact. Expect many other countries to say “NO more babies in debt – time for a reset” too.

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Don’t bank on keeping your pension

January 21st, 2015

If the banking crisis of 2008 taught us anything, it’s that, if you can’t touch it, then you don’t own it! Unfortunately for us, there’s been a resource and asset war occurring since the fall of the Soviet Union.

We don't need you anymore!

We don't need you anymore!

Your pension is nothing more than electrons on a screen, so when the world’s reserve currency inevitably flips from the ‘Dollar’ to the ‘Yuan’, it will seal the deal for a cold war that never actually went away.

Sadly, pensions are linked to stock market activity and most importantly for this article – oil! The current slide of oil prices and thus energy prices are symptoms of an economic war as a result of Ukraine. Unfortunately, Russia has two aces up its sleeve. China and the 21st-century powerhouse called BRICS. Over half of the largest world economies are divesting out of the US Dollar’s reserve currency. Read the rest of this entry »


Peak oil hidden in plain sight

January 9th, 2015

An old friend while enjoying a beer with me, surprisingly asked me “now the petrol prices are coming down again, doesn’t that show that predictions of peak oil are wrong?

“not,” I declared while choking on my Budweiser. “If you see the bigger global political picture, then you should be more inclined to install solar panels on your home not less” I stated.

I backed up my statement saying “You can entirely encapsulate the naivety and arrogance of people through the Sphinx. The world’s academics have spent lifetimes bolstering a contemporary worldview that doesn’t fit the actual evidence. Just like we see with peak oil.” Read the rest of this entry »