PV solar panels for a crazy world




PV solar panels are common sense

October 15th, 2011

Why PV solar panels (photovoltaic) are just common sense? There are some things in life which are just common sense.

The application of sunscreen, for example, so you don’t burn in the sun, wrapping up warm on cold winter mornings and wearing waterproof shoes when it’s raining. These are all common-sense precautions.

PV solar panels are just common sense in today's world.

PV solar panels are just common sense in today’s world.

The latest common-sense approach to modern life is to install PV solar panels to protect your family from undependable and increasingly expensive fossil fuels.

The world has changed dramatically over the last few years, and the era of cheap, plentiful energy is now a distant memory for us all. Read the rest of this entry »


Early bird catches the PV solar worm

October 12th, 2011

A year has passed since the Comprehensive Spending Review, and the PV solar panel (photovoltaic) industry is nervous as to what the upcoming Comprehensive Consultation on the feed-in tariffs holds.

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

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

The take-up for photovoltaic or PV solar panels has been tremendous since the feed-in tariffs began in April last year, so good that it is clear that the high rate of feed-in tariff offered to new adopters will have lowered sooner than the 2013 date specified initially.

The current budget will not sustain another year of growth, with the demand for PV solar technology so strong, with around 550MW installed since the feed-in tariffs began. Bringing in a lower rate of the feed-in tariffs to newer adopters seems almost inevitable.

This situation was made apparent at the Conservative conference this week when George Osborne publicly attacked green laws and regulations. Piling costs on to energy bills and appeared to abandon earlier aspirations of leadership for the UK on the low carbon economy. Read the rest of this entry »


Challenge of global warming begins

October 10th, 2011

Now that the last of the sceptics and opposing factions have been cleared away from the global warming debate, the long and hard journey ahead to correct the mistakes of the past and save the natural world will undoubtedly begin.

Fighting for a safer world.

Fighting for a safer world.

Well, you would think so wouldn’t you?

After 20 years of misinformation, doubt peddling and general muck spreading, the energy companies who prevent the world from acting decisively and quickly have, just like the bankers, not being held accountable for their reckless actions and propaganda.

Just like the bankers, self-interest and greed have prevented the world from acting on this ultimate issue, which will see trillions of dollars of damage caused by more violent weather patterns that predict the very beginning of the climate change debate. Read the rest of this entry »


The UK’s energy bills now hit £1000

October 7th, 2011

Today in the UK, a significant milestone has reached now that the cheapest gas and electricity combination tariff for UK homes has hit £1,000 per annum, after above-inflation price rises by the big six energy suppliers.

Power My Home PV Solar Panels UKThe highest energy bills on record come as 3 out of 10 householders admit that they are struggling to afford even their necessary energy costs. The golden age of cheap energy is over.

Unfortunately, 8 out of 10 householders will be forced to start rationing their home’s energy use by managing without adequate heating, according to a survey of 2,300 people. This situation comes at a time when this year’s winter is predicted to be harsh. Read the rest of this entry »


We love our PV solar panels

September 30th, 2011

In a nutshell, I describe our PV solar installation (photovoltaic) to friends and family as being “good for the planet” because it is “renewable energy generation with a zero carbon footprint.

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

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

We all know that human civilisation is depleting the planet of natural resources (fossil fuels and minerals) and in doing so is dangerously polluting the atmosphere with greenhouse gases causing climate warming. Governments around the world are aware of the problems this will cause and the potential breakdown of business, as usual, .

It is, therefore, our duty as informed citizens to help mitigate effects. Individually, we can do only a little, but if many people contribute to the total impact will be significant. Read the rest of this entry »


Free PV solar panels coming to an end

September 20th, 2011

Why would a company spend £10,000 to install PV solar panel (photovoltaic) on your home for free?

The PV solar panel apocalypse in the UK between 2012 and 2018.Answer: To make money from you, your home and the government’s feed-in tariffs scheme, which is intended to reward early adopters of solar panels.

This type of practice will soon be outlawed to prevent, under new proposals, energy companies taking advantage of those who will not be able to afford to buy solar panel installations of their own.

Companies making such offers have sparked a flurry of enthusiasm from people wishing to have free solar panels installed in their homes, but most are unaware of the pitfalls of such an arrangement. That is why the energy secretary Chris Huhne, has vowed to stop such practices taking advantage of people on lower incomes in most cases. Read the rest of this entry »