January 26th, 2012
In a court judgement yesterday, the feed-in tariff rate for solar panels was reinstated to 15.44 pence per kWh after the government was found to have cut the tariff unlawfully.
There’s nothing more powerful than when PV solar technologies time has come.
That’s the good news; however, the higher rate will only be applicable to PV solar panels installations (photovoltaic) completed before the 3rd March.
Again this will create the same scenario which occurred in December when homeowners scrambled to complete their installation before deadline date.
Understandably, there are installation dates available, but they are limited, so be quick if you wish to meet this second deadline for the 15.44 pence higher rate. Read the rest of this entry »
January 24th, 2012
“The end of the Mayan 5,125-year cycle is now upon us, and a new epoch in human and planetary time will soon arrive -or so goes the theory!”
Whether you think that the theory will be proved wrong, as the millennium bug was in 2000, or believe that humanity will go the same way as the Dodo, the timing of the Mayan cycle alongside recent human and planetary events will make even the most die-hard cynic think twice.
Three significant factors which may alter or devastate our modern civilisation leaving out events such as asteroids, solar flares or pandemics, are already in play, and we must ignore this at our peril.
Written below is my prediction for the beginning of our end.
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January 17th, 2012
“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
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
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
“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
“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
“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
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
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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