PV solar panels for this crazy world

An extraordinary road towards an electric-driven world enhanced by photovoltaic solar panels.

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 »

PV solar panels in the United Kingdom

December 8th, 2010

Many have reservations about photovoltaic solar panels in the UK’s climate.

A good PV system will contribute on most cloudy days in Britain. The United Kingdom experiences an average of 68 days overcast days p.a. So, does this mean solar panels are useless in the winter months?

The  phrase “solar is no good in Britain” is a misconception brought about by media misinformation. Despite this, solar panel technologies time has finally arrived. 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 »

Planning for future energy wars

September 29th, 2010

An admittance by a Ministry of Defense staffer on Jeremy Vine’s afternoon talk show came as a shock. An anonymous caller on the show admitted that the Ministry of Defense is already planning future wars over energy. What plans have we to reduce dependence on insecure resources?

The show broadcast with the main topic of discussion of possible Ministry of Defense cuts. This amazing admittance is another sign of the UK’s ineptitude where energy security will push up the costs even further than has already occurred.

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Solar panels for the UK

August 25th, 2010

Solar panels have traditionally been installed by environmental types but are now mainstream technology. The solar industry has evolved and the UK’s regulations are adopted worldwide. Today, you’re more likely to see solar panels on a retired couple’s home. Read the rest of this entry »