PV solar panels for a crazy world


Organic PV solar panels today

January 13th, 2016

Last updated on February 14th, 2019 at 10:51 am

PV solar panels (photovoltaic) will still be generating once the long-abandoned fracking fields and the associated toxicity has leaked into our seas when our children are our age now.

You'll never find genius in politics.

You’ll never find genius in politics.

PV solar panels in the UK are fantastic at what they do, and just like the organic food industry; have many corporate enemies who don’t want us all less dependent on them.

The solar and organic food industries have so many things in common, and both agree that government policy today is dictated by corporations and not common sense or acting in the peoples best interest.

Putting the obvious aside, I will concede that changes to the photovoltaic incentives recently; have been unhelpful but required. The feed-in tariff was initially designed to incentivise individual households, but due to a technical loophole allowed companies to profit instead. Read the rest of this entry »

And so the corporate resource wars begin

November 27th, 2015

Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 10:28 am

Give men a multi-trillion pound oil industry, and they’ll proclaim that God is on their side to justify the slaughter involved in keeping possession of it.

The enemy within.

The enemy within.

This statement is true whether you’re a Presidential Bush, Caliphate, Tony Blair or Saudi Royal – all use religion as justification.

As people, both here and abroad suffer from hunger brought on by greed-based politics, the war drums are beating once more, and those with a vested interest in ‘the spoils of war’ are taking us to war once more. Read the rest of this entry »

Every generation has its own threat

November 11th, 2015

Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 09:14 am

The cold war is heating up again, yet we must view these geopolitical tussles like children squabbling as a much larger danger creeps towards its next child-sized meal.

The enemy is self-deception.

The enemy is self-deception.

Past civilisations knew the threats they faced. This danger was usually men on horses with swords, and so spent vast amounts of their resources to combat that. Today all nations, united or not, have a common enemy that is the unintended consequences of our industrialisation. Read the rest of this entry »

Is my roof suitable for PV solar panels?

November 5th, 2015

Last updated on February 14th, 2019 at 10:51 am

We all live in boxes. Some people’s boxes are bigger than others, but ultimately, it’s a box that contains our lives.

Most UK homes have the two main ingredients for PV solar panels.

Most UK homes have the two main ingredients for PV solar panels.

Now let’s power our boxes without full dependence on global politics with PV solar panels.

The most important factor concerning your roof’s ability to host solar panels is orientation.

For the best performance of your PV solar panels (photovoltaic), your roof needs to be South or South East, South West in its orientation.

Many also install on a split East/West roof, and although this is acceptable, the output of the panels will be significantly reduced compared to southerly facing roof space. Read the rest of this entry »

Germany’s pioneering PV solar success story

October 28th, 2015

Last updated on February 12th, 2019 at 09:33 pm

“A farmer once said to me “if I live on a windy hill, it’s crazy not to have the wind generate my power.”

A solar-powered century is within our grasp.

A solar-powered century is within our grasp.

It’s that level of common sense that will project solar technology forward in the next decade, despite Cameron and Osborne’s outdated and somewhat secret agenda.

30% of Germany’s electricity output is produced using PV solar panels (photovoltaic). The same northern European country with the same type of climate as the UK. Read the rest of this entry »

Progress may not be as it seems

October 23rd, 2015

Last updated on February 11th, 2019 at 10:43 pm

“What we consider as impossible to us are simply engineering problems to those who seek power.”

Your independence is slipping away through ignorance and lies.

Your independence is slipping away through ignorance and lies.

Our success in building the internet has distracted us from the building of our future.

I used to think the internet was an excellent tool for greater freedoms. Now I believe it is a controlling tool and become a shackle for your mind.

A distracted mind is an imprisoned mind, all the while your civil rights, your employment rights and even your right to justice have disappeared in the ten short years you have been gawping at your iPhone. Read the rest of this entry »

Our solar panels are better than their panels

October 16th, 2015

Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 02:26 pm

“The road to a cleaner world has been made especially difficult by commission-hungry salesmen with just enough technical knowledge to the bag they’re next sale – but don’t lose heart.”

Solar panels are essential for a cleaner greener world.

Solar panels are essential for a cleaner greener world.

I developed Heat my Home as a resource for the earliest solar adopters, to help them avoid the pitfalls that come with being a solar pioneer.

Solar panel technology has been that next ‘big thing’ for a few years now in the eye of the salesperson, but the biggest industry lesson learned was; if you’re told “Our panels are the best in the world”, then back away slowly and politely. Read the rest of this entry »

PV solar panels are healthy for humanity

October 12th, 2015

Last updated on February 12th, 2019 at 09:34 pm

“The act of installing PV solar panels (photovoltaic) is just as important today, as ensuring safe drinking water was in our earlier history.”

Because I want my grandchildren to know granny did something.

Because I want my grandchildren to know granny did something.

In the 1920s, all drinking water began to be disinfected with chlorine. This single act of sanitation brought us the rising populations that gave us the modern world that we see today.

These well-defined moments in time seldom seen as such at that time, and the people in those grainy black and white films would never have known the consequences that their new safe and clean drinking water supply would have on the future. Read the rest of this entry »

PV solar panel technologies in the United Kingdom

October 6th, 2015

Last updated on February 14th, 2019 at 10:51 am

“When I first began constructing this website resource in 2004, solar heating was the most popular technology, and PV solar panels (photovoltaic) in the UK were considered laughable.”

Annual contributions for an average home with PV solar panels in the UK.

Annual contributions for an average home with PV solar panels in the UK.

In fact, the PV industry at that time was so small that I was told “I wouldn’t bother if I were you” by one of its biggest players at that time. How the world changes in such a short period.

Advanced knowledge that the North Sea oil and gas fields had already peaked back then and that the golden age of cheap energy would be over for good within a few short years.

Luckily my resolve to continue on my solar-powered journey over the last decade remained. Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t rush into buying solar panels, but don’t dilly dally either

September 30th, 2015

Last updated on February 14th, 2019 at 10:51 am

“A good friend of mine phoned me up about a conversation he had with a doorstep canvasser, who was pressing him into adopting solar panels before the January change.”

I wouldn't recommend an East/West solar installation.

I wouldn't recommend an East/West solar installation to my mum so that I wouldn't recommend you either.

I get a complete breakdown of the conversation, and I can tell you it upset me.

Firstly, yet again the seemingly incompetent way in which the government seems to handle the incentives for solar panels is allowing shameless companies to take advantage of people.

The direct sales and cold calling teams are ramping up activity and knocking on double some doors to urge folks into getting solar panels installed before it’s too late – I thought. Read the rest of this entry »