February 11th, 2012
Last updated on February 16th, 2019 at 04:01 pm
After months of uncertainty for the PV (photovoltaic) solar panel technology industry, the clouds are clearing, and the sun is breaking through for the solar panel industry at last.
With a considerable reduction in PV costs over the last 18 months, (but won’t last forever) the old feed-in tariff rate should have been reduced much earlier conceded the industry. It wasn’t, and that’s why we saw the feeding frenzy last year.
The solar panel industry has been in limbo since the two court case fiasco over the Christmas period, thus creating customer uncertainty and a public relations nightmare for a trade just finding its feet.
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February 7th, 2012
Last updated on February 16th, 2019 at 04:05 pm
Just like the advent of cars, washing machines and later computers, the traditional form of rolling out technology has always seen prices trickle down to more affordable prices and PV solar panels (photovoltaic) will buck that trend.
As manufacturing is scaled up and costs are scaled-down, as more and more people adopt which usually brings down the price for everyone.
Nothing would give me pleasure, like seeing solar panels springing up everywhere just like satellite dishes did in the 1990’s. However, we live in extraordinary circumstances within human history were 7 billion people are competing for scarce resources now. Read the rest of this entry »
January 27th, 2012
Last updated on November 3rd, 2018 at 05:42 pm
“When you truly look at our planet, even our universe in simplistic terms, what has occurred to create life is just a series of chemical reactions, contained in a restricted bowl.”
Introducing the goldfish bowl effect.
The stars (sun’s) we see in the night sky are just hydrogen and helium balls reacting, our planet we call Earth is a ball of molten iron which hadn’t cooled down yet from when it coalesced.
Our Oxygen rich atmosphere which we take for granted is merely a by-product of early life and photosynthesis again other chemical processes.
The atmosphere; an ultra-thin gas shroud when compared to the whole planet, can be compared to an eggshell. Our excellent and breathable air is as just as thin. Apologies if I am teaching granny to suck eggs here. Read the rest of this entry »
January 26th, 2012
Last updated on February 16th, 2019 at 04:06 pm
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
Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 01:35 pm
“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
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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