October 23rd, 2014
North Korea today stopped all incoming flights to protect themselves from Ebola. Our western governments have not yet banned incoming flights from affected parts of Africa, but when the inevitable occurs, our society will change forever.
A solar kettle incorporating evacuated tube technology.
One thing is sure about a situation like this; you certainly won’t get the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth from watching BBC1, ITV, Sky News or any controlled media sources because governments don’t want to panic the masses.
Preparedness has always been the aim of Heat my Home since its conception in 2004, but unfortunately, those who once questioned the future of solar panels and the need to prepare are no longer sceptical now.
Change is already occurring in our society with people replacing ‘fist-bumping’ with the traditional handshake. Imagine a world where your local supermarket workers refuse to go to work because of fear of public interaction! Read the rest of this entry »
October 7th, 2014
Long before I was a twinkle in my father’s roving eye, there was a generation commonly known as the baby-boomers that changed the social behaviour forever. Their parents refused to see the benefits of 1960s change, and many fought to prevent it.
This era is a good analogy for what is occurring today with our energy and environmental problems. As younger generations can see issues that lie ahead, unfortunately, there are still people in the population who fight tooth and nail to prevent change occurring.
The current poster boy for this muddiness is the ex-chancellor Lord Nigel Lawson and his ‘Global Warming Policy Foundation’. A deliberate effort to promote a sceptical political agenda under the guise of an educational charity. Read the rest of this entry »
September 25th, 2014
The few spoil it for the many, and the same is true for the solar industry. commission-hungry salespeople are putting many people off taking the plunge. It’s revealed on our user’s forum that some salespeople are deceiving their prospective customers about expectations of performance.
There are hundreds and hundreds of companies from Lands End to John O’Groats that offer great products, great installation and high prices, so nobody should be put off by this.
The problem with bad salespeople or companies that employ them is they confuse people pondering installing solar panels in good faith. Many people unnecessarily abandon the idea because of conflicting and confusing information.
When a solar pioneer requests a quote, the expected performance of the panels alongside the homeowner’s geographical coordinates is worked out using the very sophisticated software. However, no matter how high the software, if the input data is falsely input, then the output data could be considered wrong at best or fraudulent at worst. Read the rest of this entry »
September 9th, 2014
If you were unlucky enough to be living in Russia during the end of the cold war, you would have seen big changes. Those with previous wealth begging for food, KGB agents and the police abandoning their posts to protect their families and mobster rule quickly replacing the old communist authority rule.
But a Soviet Union style collapse couldn’t happen here, right?
After world war two and during the 1950s and 60s, the US and Britain were a beacon of hope for the majority of the world. Although an iron curtain had fallen over Europe, most countries of the world held us in high regard for standing up to the Nazi and Japanese oppression.
Today the majority of the world view the US and Britain as the oppressors, the evil empires and this may come as a surprise, but the close ‘special’ relationship with the US that our country is so proud of could be our undoing.
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September 4th, 2014
For tens of thousands of years, the biggest worry of any community or early civilisation was men with swords on horseback. Today’s equivalent of this life-changing event is an X-flare from the sun.
Only this week the sun has been highly active, and a flurry of solar flares emanating from enlarged sunspots have given modern humanity a light show of cosmic proportions.
Although most solar flares are directed away from the Earth and usually of a lower class that cannot penetrate the planets magnetic shielding, more extensive, more intense eruptions called X-flares can penetrate the atmosphere and overwhelm us with electromagnetically charged particles. Read the rest of this entry »
August 21st, 2014
Upon finding out my schoolboy nephew had got his first paid job, I realised that most of his hard-earned money spent on just mobile phone credit. What a shame, no fun stuff, just boring old phone credit. This got me wondering about the rest of us.
A paradigm shift can be as easy as looking up rather than down.
It would seem that the same situation is occurring with Mr and Mrs average homeowner and their energy bills. The big difference between the gas in your pipes and my nephew’s phone credit is phone credit has never been cheaper and still falling – whereas energy costs are on an exponential climb.
If ever a paradigm shift was needed in the way we all heat and power our homes, it would indeed be now. But history shows, such dramatic change in thinking never happens overnight, nevertheless, the drip, drip, drip of transition, always speeds up to become a deluge eventually. Read the rest of this entry »