January 17th, 2012
Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 09:43 am
“I would like to begin this article with a simple plea.”
The terms alternative energy, micro-generation and green energy doesn’t inspire one or cut the mustard. A better way to describe solar panels, wind turbines and other similar technologies would be self-generation technologies.
These phrases used within our industries, are doing us a disservice because they demean, belittle and merely paint an incorrect picture of the benefits which these types of systems provide. Read the rest of this entry »
January 11th, 2012
Last updated on February 16th, 2019 at 04:07 pm
Did you know that there are more PV solar panels (photovoltaic) installed in the north of the United Kingdom than the south, proving once and for all that solar panels does work well in the British climate?
This data covers the period 2010/ 20011 as the feed-in tariffs, which rewards pioneer adopters of both solar electric and solar heating type installations, give a guaranteed income as well as free electricity.
The adoption rate of solar panels has increased dramatically since the feed-in tariffs introduced in April 2010. 260MW of power generated, with 48,460 separate installations across the UK. Read the rest of this entry »
January 5th, 2012
Last updated on February 16th, 2019 at 04:08 pm
With the overwhelming success of the feed-in tariffs for PV solar panels (photovoltaic) in 2010 and 2011, I am sure you have noticed them on the roofs of homes in your area, and in the future, will continue to do so at an ever-increasing rate.
The reason for this is simple.
Stuart Lovatt, the founder of Power My Home, explains. “Since the feed-in tariffs began in 2010 we have always shouted from the rooftops ‘(excuse the pun) that installing PV solar panels sooner rather than later is a must. The incentive schemes have always been designed to reward early adopters the most and later adopters the least.” Read the rest of this entry »
December 15th, 2011
Last updated on December 28th, 2017 at 07:14 pm
“With the reduction of the feed-in tariffs rate this week and with all the negative media attention that this has brought. “
Home of the energy savvy.
You may forgive for thinking that PV solar panels are a technology of the past, like tea–making machines or the unforgettable Sinclair C5’s.
The reality, however, will be more and more PV solar panels will continue to adorn homes up and down the country and especially worldwide. How can we be so confident of this?
Put just, energy costs both nationally and internationally will continue to rise at quicker and quicker rates with all of us worldwide having to find ways to alleviate this pain on a more long-term basis. Read the rest of this entry »
December 10th, 2011
Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 01:33 pm
“Could Iran cause an energy crunch? It’s been said that the line between order and disorder is the thin blue line of the law. I would also like to enhance this saying by exchanging the word line for the pipeline.”
The pipeline concerned is the one carrying oil supplies from Iran, on which, over the last decade, European countries such as Spain, Italy and Greece have become very dependent.
These countries also have to deal with the fact that their ailing economies are dependent on this risky and possibly unstable state, with other European and British communities facing problems too if these countries’ economies fail.
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December 8th, 2011
Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 01:19 pm
“I doff my cap to the BBC’s stunning series called ‘Frozen Planet’ (Catch up on Iplayer) which has captured the extreme frozen poles in a fantastic deluge of picture-perfect realism and told it like it is, approach.
The program’s approach to dealing with the effects, causes and irrefutable proof of our planet changing and changing fast.
The thin slither of gas which encompasses the giant rock we call home while poisoned slowly, and the symptoms of a fever like a state are beginning to emerge. Just like our immune system, the earth is starting to fight back through heat generation. Read the rest of this entry »
December 5th, 2011
Last updated on February 16th, 2019 at 04:22 pm
It is with great pleasure that we wish to congratulate you on the effective and efficient installation of our PV solar panels (photovoltaic), and we look forward to reaping the benefits in due course.
We chose the solar electric and solar heating systems which could be installed to meet our environmentally friendly and cost-effective requirements.
Despite delays due to non-availability of parts and the need to secure an alternative installer, was undertaken within the time specified without significant disruption to the running of our home.
We only lost electricity for a short time while the installation was connected and everything was made fully functional as soon as possible after installation. Read the rest of this entry »
November 30th, 2011
Last updated on February 16th, 2019 at 04:24 pm
Do we spend our nation’s money on new roads or PV (photovoltaic) solar panel technology?
The stupidity of some people knows no bounds, but you would think that our leaders in government would know better, wouldn’t you? I am afraid not, and I am so scared for the future.
The recent decision to cut the subsidies to homeowners through the hugely successful feed-in tariffs scheme was necessary to help reduce the deficit.
Or so we thought!
A crazy decision to build more road infrastructure has left me shocked.
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November 28th, 2011
Last updated on February 16th, 2019 at 04:25 pm
About the recent events regarding the feed-in tariff scheme, for example, the early reduction of the tariff rates and the media attention that the PV (photovoltaic) solar panel industry has received lately, you could be forgiven for thinking the industry was dying.
In fact, the opposite is right, and the PV solar industry can now grow more sustainably and flourish, benefiting more homeowners who want to reduce their dependence on the expensive, traditional fossil fuels, which are becoming scarcer with each decade.
Despite all the protests about the recent feed-in tariff reduction for PV solar panels. There is an underlying truth that people will have to find alternatives to oil, gas and electricity supplies, the consumption of which will continue to rise unabated in the coming years. Read the rest of this entry »
November 23rd, 2011
Last updated on November 3rd, 2018 at 05:40 pm
Ask a thousand people of varying ages, and you will get a thousand different answers, but what everyone will all agree on is that the golden age was in the past.
Sunrise or sunset for the industry?
Watching a program from the mid-1990’s (the Adam & Joe Show), one of their comedy sketches consisted of trying to claim the free extra offers you got with food products – the 25% additional free offers which were commonplace in those days.
The significance of giving away food or products in those times, that our older people remember, but didn’t appreciate at the time, suddenly struck me. Read the rest of this entry »