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 Solar Edge inverters was last modified: February 16th, 2020 by Stuart Lovatt
The trillions of gallons of water used in the fracking process over the next decades will never be safe to be used within the planets cycle of life again!
Once you’ve got your head around that, the real victims of fracking are the people who ‘lease’ land or take the Queen’s shilling.
They sell this fantastic ‘leasing opportunity’ as safe and clean. They tell you it will create local jobs, but the local jobs are as fictional as the safety reassurances. Zero hours contracted security guards at best with the specialised positions imported cheaply. Read the rest of this entry »
The real cost of fracking with nuclear power was last modified: March 10th, 2020 by Stuart Lovatt
Logic dictates that a privatised energy industry doesn’t want people heating and powering their homes without them profiting from it. Today, this has a huge stranglehold on disposable incomes.
Just smart enough to run the machines and pay the bills.
Welcome to a brave new world I call ‘alternative energy economics’.
A healthy and fluid economy can only come from significantly reducing household demand from the burden of today’s costly energy markets.
Nothing economically has changed since 2008. We’re back to square one, and some would argue in a worse position than before. Strangling the economy with austerity and quantitative easing is like building a financial dam and wondering why the river no longer supports wide-ranging ecology further downstream. Read the rest of this entry »
A new world of alternative energy economics was last modified: February 16th, 2020 by Stuart Lovatt
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.