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 »
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 »
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 solar is no good in Britain” myth is a misconception brought about by media misinformation.
Despite this, solar technologies time has finally come. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
September 29th, 2010
An admittance by a Ministry of Defence staffer on Jeremy Vine’s afternoon talk show came as a shock.
An anonymous caller on the show admitted that the Ministry of Defence 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 Defence cuts. Read the rest of this entry »
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.
The demographic of people installing has changed. Read the rest of this entry »