PV solar panels for a crazy world




Death by a thousand cuts

February 24th, 2012

This I think is the future of our planet the Earth, although the correct expression would be “Earth’s death by a billion cuts”.

From humble beginnings.

From humble beginnings.

For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.

The BBC’s ‘How to grow your planet’ series highlighted the conversion plants and trees had on a young Earth. Ultimately it’s these interactions between plants and the animal kingdom which keeps the earth healthy.

Humanity is a magnificent creature, but our numbers are without a doubt overwhelming the natural processes. The planet doesn’t rely on us; it is just a ball of rock which just happened to be the right distance from its parent star for liquid water to flow. Read the rest of this entry »


A bright future for PV solar panels

February 11th, 2012

After months of uncertainty for the PV (photovoltaic) solar panel technology industry, the clouds are clearing, and the sun is breaking through for the solar panel industry at last.

With a considerable reduction in PV costs over the last 18 months, (but won’t last forever) the old feed-in tariff rate should have been reduced much earlier conceded the industry. It wasn’t, and that’s why we saw the feeding frenzy last year.

The solar panel industry has been in limbo since the two court case fiasco over the Christmas period, thus creating customer uncertainty and a public relations nightmare for trade just finding its feet.

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Reasons to install PV solar panels

February 7th, 2012

Just like the advent of cars, washing machines and later computers, the traditional form of rolling out technology has always seen prices trickle down to more affordable prices and PV solar panels (photovoltaic) will buck that trend.

The PV solar panel apocalypse in the UK between 2012 and 2018.As manufacturing is scaled up and costs are scaled-down, as more and more people adopt which usually brings down the price for everyone.

Nothing would give me pleasure, like seeing solar panels springing up everywhere just like satellite dishes did in the 1990’s. However, we live in extraordinary circumstances within human history were 7 billion people are competing for scarce resources now. Read the rest of this entry »


The goldfish bowl effect

January 27th, 2012

When you truly look at our planet, even our universe in simplistic terms, what has occurred to create life is just a series of chemical reactions, contained in a restricted bowl.

Power My Home PV Solar Panels UKIntroducing the goldfish bowl effect.

The stars (sun’s) we see in the night sky are just hydrogen and helium balls reacting, our planet we call Earth is a ball of molten iron which hadn’t cooled down yet from when it coalesced.

Our Oxygen-rich atmosphere which we take for granted is merely a by-product of early life and photosynthesis again other chemical processes.

The atmosphere; an ultra-thin gas shroud when compared to the whole planet, can be compared to an eggshell. Our excellent and breathable air is as just as thin. Apologies if I am teaching granny to suck eggs here. Read the rest of this entry »


A feed-in tariff rate for PV solar panels

January 26th, 2012

In a court judgement yesterday, the feed-in tariff rate for solar panels was reinstated to 15.44 pence per kWh after the government was found to have cut the tariff unlawfully.

There's nothing more powerful than when PV solar technologies time has come.

There’s nothing more powerful than when PV solar technologies time has come.

That’s the good news; however, the higher rate will only be applicable to PV solar panels installations (photovoltaic) completed before the 3rd March.

Again this will create the same scenario which occurred in December when homeowners scrambled to complete their installation before the deadline date.

Understandably, there are installation dates available, but they are limited, so be quick if you wish to meet this second deadline for the 15.44 pence higher rate. Read the rest of this entry »


How might the world end

January 24th, 2012

The end of the Mayan 5,125-year cycle is now upon us, and a new epoch in human and planetary time will soon arrive -or so goes the theory!

Power My Home PV Solar Panels UKWhether you think that the theory will be proved wrong, as the millennium bug was in 2000, or believe that humanity will go the same way as the Dodo, the timing of the Mayan cycle alongside recent human and planetary events will make even the most die-hard cynic think twice.

Three significant factors which may alter or devastate our modern civilisation leaving out events such as asteroids, solar flares or pandemics, are already in play, and we must ignore this at our peril.

Written below is my prediction for the beginning of our end.
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