PV solar panels for a crazy world

Unsustainable energy prices

May 31st, 2011

The energy crunch cannot be ignored any longer. The world’s governments do not have a plan B for the economic crisis, and the same applies to the death of cheap oil.

New thinking for UK energy with solar panel power.

In case you hadn’t noticed, the black stuff is being consumed rather quickly these days, and the price is a steadily rising year on year. The cost of oil in ten years will make current petrol prices seem tame.

Failure to look ahead to the future will be much maligned when, in many of our lifetimes, we will begin to face widespread global energy shortages and unaffordable prices.

Significant investment needs to be made by everyone over the coming years. This issue is not going to go away and will likely be one of the most critical problems we will face this century. Read the rest of this entry »

How PV solar panels and cells work?

May 27th, 2011

PV (photovoltaic) solar panels use rows of solar cells, made of a semiconductor material that reacts with sunlight to produce an electric current.

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.

This electricity is then distributed around the property to power appliances and lighting, or if surplus to requirement, it is sold to the National Grid network.

The solar cells are the power stations of every PV system.

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PV solar panels help sell property

May 17th, 2011

PV solar panels (photovoltaic) have had an unexpected benefit. They increase the value and sellability of your home.

The PV solar panel apocalypse in the UK between 2012 and 2018.

This situation only applies if you install the solar panels yourself. Companies which offer free PV solar panels, and rent your roof space, will have the opposite effect.

You do need to make sure that you own the PV solar panels because solar panels offered by a free solar panels company will quickly become a white elephant for anyone selling a property which has solar panels held by a third party.

A PV solar panel installation makes a house more desirable to any future home buyers if it is part of the property than one with free solar panels, which is not. Also, estate agents have seen averagely priced properties with solar installed selling for up to 5-10% more than properties without PV solar panels.

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The green movement has failed

May 10th, 2011

It breaks my heart to have to write this. As someone who loves the natural world, biodiversity and the human race, I find the realisation that we are unable to co-exist is sad.

Power My Home PV Solar Panels UKSo how have we, with all our modern wisdom and knowledge of the world and our place in it, failed on such an important issue?

Now, as Friends of the Earth has just discovered, the coalition government is about to rip up its environmental commitments.

Listed as negotiable are: Read the rest of this entry »

Installing PV solar panels today

April 5th, 2011

PV solar panel (photovoltaic) installations are growing with the feed-in tariff scheme, but why?

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.

Global oil prices hit a two year high yesterday, with warnings that the soaring cost of raw materials could put the brakes on the U.K’s economic recovery.

Solar panel installations are growing with the feed-in tariff scheme, but why?

Crude oil pushed above $120 a (46.6p) per barrel after concerns that continued fighting in Libya, unrest in Yemen, forthcoming elections in Nigeria, one of the world’s biggest producers and the prospect of a resurgent US economy would put pressure on supplies.

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Solar panels for global unrest

March 15th, 2011

Learning that current levels of oil production and use are not going to bring down civilisation with the ongoing crisis in the Middle East does not fill me with relief and satisfaction, which everyone seems to think it should do.

Welcome to feminist reality.I would have thought that irrespective of present Middle Eastern problems, ideas for renewable energy sources taken seriously.

Governments must invest in the right policies for manufacturing industries now because oil supplies are indeed finite. They should become experts in finding innovative and efficient alternatives to oil.

Competition for oil and gas in the Arctic regions are now going to increase, especially since last year, Scottish oil producer Cairn Energy confirmed it had found oil off Greenland, and one of NATO’s senior commanders warned the race for resources will lead to conflict. Read the rest of this entry »