About the recent events regarding the feed-in tariff scheme, for example, the early reduction of the tariff rates and the media attention that the PV (photovoltaic) solar panel industry has received lately, you could be forgiven for thinking the industry was dying.
In fact, the opposite is right, and the PV solar industry can now grow more sustainably and flourish, benefiting more homeowners who want to reduce their dependence on the expensive, traditional fossil fuels, which are becoming scarcer with each decade.
Ask a thousand people of varying ages, and you will get a thousand different answers, but what everyone will all agree on is that the golden age was in the past.
Sunrise or sunset for the industry?
Watching a program from the mid-1990’s (the Adam & Joe Show), one of their comedy sketches consisted of trying to claim the free extra offers you got with food products – the 25% additional free offers which were commonplace in those days.
The significance of giving away food or products in those times, that our older people remember, but didn’t appreciate at the time, suddenly struck me. Read the rest of this entry »
The golden age of civilisation was last modified: February 18th, 2020 by Stuart Lovatt
Some of you may have heard from the national media recently how the PV solar panels incentive scheme, also known as the feed-in tariffs, are to be reduced to new applicants on December 12th this year after a swift decision doing this by the coalition government.
There’s nothing more powerful than when PV’s time has come.
So as the title of this article says “don’t dilly-dally if you want to receive the maximum rate of tariff!”
What is reported, however, are the reasons why the feed-in tariff rate now reduced earlier than planned. The original purpose of the scheme was to help the solar industry grow organically over the years and to reward pioneering homeowners for installing such technology.
The problem came when too many solar companies took advantage of this scheme by giving some eligible homeowners their installations for free, with the solar company reaping in the tariff rewards.
This loophole in the legislation should close as soon as it became apparent what was happening, but unfortunately, this didn’t occur, and the feeding frenzy by free solar panel companies began.
With the PV (photovoltaic) solar panel industry now fretting over the latest government changes to the feed-in tariffs, we explain why solar panels will continue to be a part of everyday life, even here in Britain.
We have all seen solar panel installations appearing on homes over the last couple of years. The decision to buy by the owners of about 50% of those solar installations had been helped by the first feed-in tariff scheme introduced in 2010.
Contrary to popular belief, the decision to buy has not been spoiled by ‘generous’ companies giving away ‘free’ solar panels but has been helped by fear of escalating energy prices in the future. Read the rest of this entry »
Fit and forget with PV solar panels was last modified: September 19th, 2020 by Stuart Lovatt
We empowered the early PV-pioneers and continue to help EV-owners following in their savvy footsteps.