PV solar panels for a crazy world




Dying breaths from the fossil fuel industry

August 21st, 2013

This week Caroline Lucas MP uttered a profound sentence as being arrested for protesting against fracking in Southern England this week. “Fracking is the dying breaths from the fossil fuels industry,” she said while debating the issue.

To frack or not to frack?

To frack or not to frack?

As someone who can understand both sides of the fracking debate currently gripping the nation at the moment, I can see a country wrestling with its conscience.

For those who watch the news and see protesters passionately making their voices and views heard reminds me of the fuel protests of 2005.

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Appreciation of life, love and a missing pea

August 17th, 2013

This week Caroline Lucas MP uttered a profound sentence as being arrested for protesting against fracking in Southern England this week. “Fracking is the dying breaths from the fossil fuels industry,” she said while debating the issue.

To frack or not to frack?

To frack or not to frack?

As someone who can understand both sides of the fracking debate currently gripping the nation at the moment, I can see a country wrestling with its conscience.

For those who watch the news and see protesters passionately making their voices and views heard reminds me of the fuel protests of 2005. Both are consequences, or as I call them first tremors, of much more significant danger, called peak oil. A Pompeian style disaster was looming over the whole world, and like the Pompeians, the threat was there every day, but mostly ignored or misunderstood.

Protesters who gather at anti-fracking demonstrations are on the whole, attempting to stop the energy industries from extracting another form of CO2 which would exacerbate the global heating problem. Read the rest of this entry »


Living in this time of peak oil

August 9th, 2013

Last week, I received a comment from someone who regularly reads my articles, and compared to ‘the boy who cried wolf’. I would share with you my response to what I take to be a compliment as I would be more embarrassed if I were telling people everything was OK!

A clear and present danger.

A clear and present danger.

The fable of the ‘boy who cried wolf’ stems back to a period of history when human beings were still very vulnerable in a world we could not recognise today. Shepherds and indeed the boy in question were vital for protecting the villagers’ livestock from the dangers of their day.

However, unwise for tricking the villagers, not once, but twice, the fact was they were still living in a world full of danger. The threat of the wolf was always there, despite the villager’s scepticism by the third time the small boy cried wolf yet again. Read the rest of this entry »


Solar panels and United Kingdom?

July 23rd, 2013

While enjoying a pint during a country walk, I was distracted by a conversation occurring behind me about solar panels.

Do solar panels work well in the United Kingdom?

Do solar panels work well in the United Kingdom?

Interested to hear a stranger’s point of view about my beloved subject, I kept an ear on the conversation whilst admiring the beautiful Welsh countryside around me.

It didn’t take long for the conversation to steer around the effectiveness of solar technology within our varied British climate.

Resisting the urge to break my silence and introduce myself as an enthusiast for solar panels, I listened carefully to the conversation as the eldest of the two gentlemen begin to sing the usual myths surrounding this technology.

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Incentives for solar heating panels

July 18th, 2013

The long-awaited confirmation of a feed-in tariff like the incentive for solar heating panels has been confirmed this week by Greg Barker of the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

Solar heating panels are child's play.

Solar heating panels are child’s play.

Using the already existing feed-in tariff for photovoltaic solar panels, introduced by the last Labour government as a template, the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme for solar heating has been long-awaited by the UK solar industry. It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to the confirmed tariff payment of 19.2p per kWh for heated solar output over a period of seven years once a system’s installed.

This incentive is available to homes and businesses who install solar heating including evacuated tubes and flat-plate solar panels that produce heat for water tanks, central heating and swimming pools. Read the rest of this entry »


How to get PV solar panels?

July 11th, 2013

A person who speaks as frankly as I do and whom I have admired for many years, recently spawned the quote “They will be knocking down our doors to get hold of our solar panel technology” while speaking at a PV solar (photovoltaic) industry conference last week.

Power My Home PV Solar Panels UKYou hit the nail on the head yet again Mr Leggett.

Human history was littered with mistakes and bad decisions by our leaders. These bad choices usually entail much suffering and even death for the general population in those times.

Underestimating or also blatantly ignoring the true-scale of the energy problems we all now face, may again prove this hypothesis right. Read the rest of this entry »