June 29th, 2011
Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels aren’t just producing power; they generate money.
You need a southerly-facing roof with space to put the panels.
Solar panels do work on most cloudy days in the United Kingdom.
Battery storage will push the benefits even further into your evenings.
You save on your energy bills and the generation tariff scheme gives a guaranteed income for any surplus.
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May 27th, 2011
PV (photovoltaic) solar panels use rows of solar cells made of semiconductor material.
Chemistry reacts with sunlight produces an electric current that’s captured.
Electrons are distributed, stored with battery storage, or sold to the National Grid.
Solar cells consist of two ultra-thin layers of silicon. Read the rest of this entry »
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 PV solar panels will have the opposite effect. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
March 10th, 2011
Incentives for solar heating panels are finally 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 »
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 »