Solar panels for this crazy world

An extraordinary road towards an electric-driven world enhanced by solar panels.

Britain and clean energy

June 24th, 2016

Nobody can tell you who’ll be Prime Minister in thirty years’ time, but what is certain; is that solar panels, will still be contributing to your family’s future – Ma’am.

A time for leadership from our royal leader.

With this kind of longevity, they can help your family ride out any political upheavals.

People are arguing that there is not much sun in the UK – think twice. For the first time, the UK’s solar panels generated more electricity than was produced from coal.

With advancements in photovoltaic systems today, the realistic prospect of such technologies producing 95% of their generating capacity after 20 years is now proven. Read the rest of this entry »

PV solar panels and Solar Edge inverters

April 26th, 2016

One of the joys of owning PV solar panels (photovoltaic), is that you can sit comfortably in the knowledge that your family is protected despite an energy industry that has no outlook farther than next year’s profits.

Should I upgrade my existing PV solar panel system?

So you’re sitting comfortably with your newly installed photovoltaic array, then an unknown company comes along and offers you an upgrade. An upgrade to enhance your PV performance and squeeze a little more juice out of it.

Is this worth the extra expense?

Recently I was asked if it’s worth upgrading an existing PV solar panel system to a Solar Edge inverter with a voltage optimisers system for £4,000 – no this is nuts!

The reality is that all good quality inverters cost around the same apart from Solar Edge and Enphase that are individual micro-inverters designed to optimise each panel’s output individually. Read the rest of this entry »

PV solar panels and hostilities

February 19th, 2016

As engineers warn of an energy crisis; as all-important power station decommissioning dates is kicked further down the road and foreign policies that look more like the opening scenes of an apocalyptic movie.

Relying on the establishment to heat and power our lives is increasingly beginning to look foolish!

Photovoltaic solar panels have pioneered the road forward for humans within hostile environments since the 1950s.

The first steps into space, exploring the fringes of the solar system and keeping those rovers studying well over a decade beyond their expected lifespan.

Technology has the power to enslave and liberate us in equal measures. Today, solar panels are a real symbol of the latter, and that’s why it now finds itself up against powerful enemies.

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EV-charging with solar panels

February 5th, 2016

We’ve always known the age of the oil-based economy was limited, but EV’s (electric vehicles) and PV solar’s (photovoltaic) time has finally arrived.

Nobody likes a bully.

Austerity has brought the age of the ‘smarter’ consumer and with it comes the gradual progression toward less dependence on tyrants.

Oil-based companies and countries have lied, force their agenda’s on governments, and frankly caused human misery on a biblical scale.

I feel sorry for these corporate bullies, and their hoarding affliction because they can never honestly find real joy or happiness in life, no matter how many zeros are in their offshore accounts. Read the rest of this entry »

Monocrystalline PV solar panels

January 13th, 2016

Monocrystalline 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.

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 people’s 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 a technical loophole allowed companies to profit instead. Read the rest of this entry »

Suitability for PV solar panels

November 5th, 2015

A home is a box that contains our lives.

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

Some boxes are bigger than others and some have solar panels.

Imagine your box more independent from the geopolitical madness.

The most important factor with suitability for solar panels is orientation.

Optimum performance of photovoltaics requires a South/South East or South West orientated roof space. Read the rest of this entry »