An extraordinary journey towards a world enhanced by PV solar panels

Do solar panels help sell your house?

May 17th, 2011

Installing PV solar panels has had an unexpected benefit. Solar panels do make a house more desirable to buyers.

PV increases the value and sell-ability. This applies if you install the solar panels yourself. Companies that offer free Photovoltaic solar panels will have the opposite effect. Read the rest of this entry »

Why install PV solar panels today?

April 5th, 2011

PV solar panels uptake and the generation tariff? Working from home is a huge societal change that will increase energy costs. Solar panel adoption is growing amongst homeworkers.

A perfect time then to think about solar panels. As an investment in the future, not only for your home but business too. Read the rest of this entry »

Incentives for solar heating panels

March 10th, 2011

Incentives for solar heating panels are here.

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is designed to increase solar panel adoption such as evacuated tubes. Currently, only a tiny proportion of the UK’s housing stock has solar heat technology.

Up to 25,000 installations will help people benefit from solar-powered heating systems and ensure a fair spread across all the regions of the UK. Read the rest of this entry »

Germany adopts PV solar panels

February 24th, 2011

Germany is pioneering PV solar panel’s success. I spotted this on a train journey to Salzberg. They were everywhere. They currently have ten percent adoption that began in 1997.

Germany promoted solar panels through a world-pioneering feed-in tariff scheme. The German solar panel market remains the most exciting in the world, with its success forming a blueprint for the UK today. Read the rest of this entry »

Solar panels with export tariffs

February 18th, 2011

How to claim the export tariffs for solar panels. What do Birmingham City Council and farmers have in common?

They’re solar panel adopters who use solar energy for a steady financial income. Export tariffs once known as feed-in tariffs have seen uptake increase so much. The current PV export tariff pays around 5.44 pence per Kilowatt Hour. Read the rest of this entry »

Free solar panels offers

November 3rd, 2010

I am considering an offer of free PV (photovoltaic) solar panels on my house.

The offer seems very generous. There is no charge, a 25-year guarantee, and all installation work is carried out by accredited installers. Is there any drawback to this type of free solar panel offer? Yes, there are several drawbacks.

The feed-in tariff is paid by energy companies for every unit of power fed into the National Grid. Read the rest of this entry »