July 23rd, 2013
While enjoying a pint on a countryside walk, I was distracted by a conversation about solar panels.
A debate of the effectiveness of solar panels in the UK began.
Interested to hear a stranger’s point-of-view, I earwigged whilst admiring the beautiful Welsh countryside.
Resisting the urge to declare my own enthusiasm, I listened as they began to espouse the usual solar myths.
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July 18th, 2013
A feed-in tariff incentive for solar heating panels has been announced.
The Renewable Heat Incentive for solar heating is now available.
Announced this week by Greg Barker of the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
This is similar to an already existing PV export tariff for photovoltaic solar panels.
A payment tariff of 19.2p per kWh for heated solar output for seven-years has been confirmed. Read the rest of this entry »
July 11th, 2013
They’ll be knocking down our doors to get hold of photovoltaics!
Not got PV solar panels installed yet?
Here’s a little help to adopt PV.
Human history is littered with mistakes and bad decisions.
Ignoring the true-scale of the UK’s energy problems, prove this hypothesis correct. Read the rest of this entry »
July 2nd, 2013
I’m always excited by new solar panel innovations.
Lets’s take a look at thermodynamic solar panels.
First impressions, too good to be true!
The hype around this technology does warrant closer inspection.
This new solar technology is a solar heating system that surpasses flat-plate and evacuated tube systems by clever use of integrating heat-pump technology. Read the rest of this entry »
June 23rd, 2013
PV solar panel installations have increased due to the availability of export tariffs.
The UK is adopting the long-term benefits that solar panels offer.
A PV-installation alleviates from increasingly expensive traditional energy costs.
In addition to selling surplus power, nighttime usage with battery storage and EV-charging is here. Read the rest of this entry »
May 29th, 2013
The European Union is deciding on legislation that could influence prices.
This potentially could put an end to cheap PV solar panels.
Cheaper panels from China have seen cost reductions for homeowners.
You may have noticed a solar installation bonanza around the United Kingdom.
This has occurred for two main reasons: Read the rest of this entry »