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.
The 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 »
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 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 »
September 20th, 2011
Why would a company spend £10,000 to install PV solar panel (photovoltaic) on your home for free?
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 »
September 17th, 2011
Why our future is PV solar-powered (photovoltaic)?
What does the future hold for us? Will humankind continue to reach for the stars now that the space shuttle is retired and will we power our homes using the sun’s energy in the 21st-century? These are just some of the questions we put to the founder of Power My Home, Stuart Lovatt.
Born at a time when we detach from living with nature in the raw, only needing to survive in the ‘bubble’ we call civilisation, I, like you, have never had to think about my place in nature. Read the rest of this entry »
September 14th, 2011
An uncertain world has made investing in stocks and shares a risky business and also the reason you are getting such a low rate of return on your savings (0.1– 4.0%).
Right now, but there is a way to get upwards of 8-10% rate of return on your money with PV solar panels.
Yes, you did read correctly! PV solar panel (photovoltaic) installations are very popular right now, for one big reason.
People are re-investing their low return savings funds into higher gain solar panel installations to make more money, the concept of which, before the credit crunch, would have been laughable, but the world is changing and changing fast. Read the rest of this entry »
September 12th, 2011
By writing this statement, I will cause people to feel strong emotions; some will feel despair, some anger and some confusion, but whatever they feel, they will unquestionably feel something!
“We, as members of our modern society, have been duped, tricked or brainwashed into believing that global warming does not exist, by corporations and big businesses whose only interests are to get us to consume more tobacco, oil, anything which makes them a huge profit.”
For 15 years, these establishments have spent billions drip-feeding us misinformation to protect their core business interests at the expense of our home planet. Read the rest of this entry »