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!
PV (photovoltaic) solar panel technology has 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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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 they’re 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 »
January 13th, 2016
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 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 »
November 5th, 2015
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.
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 »
October 28th, 2015
“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.
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 »
October 16th, 2015
“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.”
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 »