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.
Don’t argue about installing PV solar panels.
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 »