May 31st, 2012
A fresh view of the PV solar panel (photovoltaic) industry.
Bank holiday chaos will once again mark the advent of the British summertime.
The sun is shining, and our overcrowded island and roads will fill-up with expectant families.
Energy-savvy families wishing to install PV solar panels will gather too.
The old feed-in tariff will continue through the summer months.
People will receive the tariff at around 15.44 pence per kWh for surplus supplied to the Grid. Read the rest of this entry »
May 26th, 2012
I’ve been personally involved in the solar panel industry since 2004.
I’ve seen the highs and lows over those years.
It broke my heart to see governmental policies attempt to destroy our industry.
Additionally, the media interest from a high-profile court left consumers confused.
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May 4th, 2012
What do solar panels and The Internet have in common?
Greed got in the way of a PV solar boom!
People rush to invest in a new exciting, technology with only one thing in mind, financial gain.
Just like Bitcoin today.
Floods of people joining the next big thing are the madness-of-crowds.
A fledgling internet saw inflated return-on-investments. Read the rest of this entry »
April 26th, 2012
The solar wind bombards the Earth, like sound hitting the eardrum.
PV solar panels transform solar particles into electrons.
Solar energy or more specifically photovoltaics have had a rough time from David Cameron’s “Greenest Government Ever”.
Therefore, the solar industry asks, “why the government is becoming more addicted to fossil fuels?”. Read the rest of this entry »
April 6th, 2012
Living by the sea gives you a different perspective on life.
As did living in medieval times, always conscious of what may come over the horizon.
Today, we don’t look further than the five-day weather forecast.
What’s always predictable is energy price rises creeping upward, gradually and forcefully.
The vast, uncontrollable, engine driving energy prices upward will continue unabated and without mercy. Read the rest of this entry »
March 30th, 2012
If you had free PV solar panels installed, then sit down for this.
With the rise of popularity of rent-a-roof or free solar panels schemes, nobody asked how the banks think?
If you installed solar panels yourself, well done.
If self-purchased, the saleability of your home has increased tenfold, and mortgage lenders are happy.
However, if you’ve got a third-party PV system installed, mortgage lenders are rejecting mortgage and re-mortgage applications. Read the rest of this entry »