September 8th, 2011
Stuart Lovatt, the founder of Power My Home and a solar panel expert, has today devised a guide for homeowners, following reports which revealed that cowboy salespeople misled potential buyers of solar panel installations.
Finding good solar panel installers.
Mr Lovatt says “The results of a consumer survey on this subject are worrying and could damage the reputation of our new fledgeling solar industry. Although solar panels are nothing new and have been around for 60 years, the government’s feed-in tariff scheme, which rewards pioneer adopters of solar technology, is leading some individuals and companies to give false information to cash in on naive consumers.”
It has shown that as many as 7 out of the 12 companies selling solar technology recommended putting solar panels on a shaded part of a roof, and a third of solar companies are over-estimating the energy generated by PV electric and solar heating panels. Read the rest of this entry »
September 5th, 2011
If you are reading this, you are fortunate. You could live in one of the many thousands of homes which could benefit from a window of opportunity called the feed-in tariff scheme for PV solar panels (photovoltaic).
Introduced in April 2010, the scheme was designed to kick-start the solar panels industry in the UK within the domestic and commercial sectors.
The feed-in tariffs are divided into two sections and are known as the ‘Clean Energy Cash Back Scheme’ for PV (photovoltaic) solar panel technology and the ‘Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme’ for the solar heating panels and heat pump technology. Read the rest of this entry »
August 16th, 2011
Did you know that the government-backed feed-in tariff scheme will offer homeowners fantastic returns for early adoption of PV solar panels (photovoltaic) technology?
There’s nothing more powerful than when PV’s time has come.
Did you also know that the feed-in tariff is structured so that later adopters of these fantastic technologies will receive much smaller incentives as solar panels become popular?
The fact is that homes across the world are all experiencing higher energy costs, with the United Kingdom (being at the end of the supply chain) feeling the worst of those rises. With the UK and Europe depend more and more on Russian supplies, predictions by all six of the big major energy companies are not good for the British consumer. Read the rest of this entry »
August 12th, 2011
John and Mary, an ordinary couple from Lincolnshire who has recently invested in PV solar panels (photovoltaic) for their home explain in their own words why they took the plunge.
“We have just had a 4kW photovoltaic panel system fitted to our east-facing roof, not only as an ethical investment but because it makes financial sense.
There is currently a window of opportunity to take advantage of a clean energy cash-back scheme, guaranteed by the government for a 20 year period, but if you defer your installation for a few years, your entry benefits will be less, so don’t wait to make the decision. Read the rest of this entry »
August 6th, 2011
You may be surprised to learn that solar energy has been around since our planet Earth was young. The ability to harvest it using PV solar panels (photovoltaic) for our modern age has arrived.
The power of the sun created this rich and beautiful biodiversity of life which we see around us today.
Simple chemical reactions have transformed the atmosphere of our planet, with its diverse plant life, into the oxygen-rich air that we breathe today.
Just like the essential photosynthesising plants on Earth, modern-day solar panels have developed into a higher-efficiency technology that we now install onto homes and businesses throughout the world. Read the rest of this entry »
August 4th, 2011
In 2004, Stuart Lovatt, the founder of Power My Home, first uttered these words and from that moment, the Power My Home website was born.
Civilisations throughout history have come and gone, so today’s modern, more industrialised cultures will, like others, inevitably have a limited lifespan. How long they will last is anyone’s guess, but with additional strains now being put on our vital lifeblood (oil), we must learn, from past mistakes, to keep ourselves from falling, as other civilisations did.
The most successful and most influential civilisations of the past have to be the Roman Empire, which conquered or influenced a quarter of the world at its most potent. Stretching from western Europe to the Middle East and beyond, the Romans undoubtedly contributed the most towards our modern lifestyles today. Read the rest of this entry »