November 28th, 2014
Last updated on November 3rd, 2018 at 11:58 pm
“Someone once said to me “A good rule of thumb for healthy eating is – if you see something advertised on TV, then avoid it!” I would be more specific and say avoid Aspartame and High Fructose Corn Syrup.”
But, more importantly, I would like to add to this by also saying – if the contents of your dinner once lived in the Pacific Ocean, then abstain immediately.
What they can’t see won’t hurt them!
I first wrote about the information lockdown by governments and mainstream media a while ago, but the real scale of the Fukushima disaster is far worse than first thought.
I have four tins of tuna with a pre-Fukushima date on them which I am saving for a particular moment. Like keeping a bottle of wine with a good year, but apart from that, I will not eat Pacific Tuna again.
All efforts by the Japanese authorities to contain and prevent contaminated water entering into the environment have failed. This disaster is humanities largest disaster that is being deliberately un-reported by mainstream media – probably due to the helplessness of the situation. Read the rest of this entry »
November 6th, 2014
Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 10:29 am
“The early bird catches the worm they say. The morning dew is a window of opportunity for the smartest birds to prepare themselves for the day ahead, but the morning sunshine will soon close this opportunity. This analogy is similar to buying solar panels today.”
Proud to be a solar panel pioneer.
The smartest got the juiciest feed-in tariff rates, adopters today can still get a reasonable rate while the latecomers will find slim pickings or find that they are gone entirely.
The dawn of the solar panelled century is transcending, but there’s still time to benefit from the feed-in tariffs.
From its conception in 2009, the feed-in tariff scheme has spawned a solar panel revolution that we can all see on the rooftops around the country today. Many of those who opted to invest in solar panels are now sitting smugly (and rightly so) in their solar panelled homes. Read the rest of this entry »
October 23rd, 2014
Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 01:37 pm
“North Korea today stopped all incoming flights to protect themselves from Ebola. Our western governments have not yet banned incoming flights from affected parts of Africa, but when the inevitable occurs, our society will change forever.”
A solar kettle incorporating evacuated tube technology.
One thing is sure about a situation like this; you certainly won’t get the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth from watching BBC1, ITV, Sky News or any controlled media sources because governments don’t want to panic the masses.
Preparedness has always been the aim of Heat my Home since its conception in 2004, but unfortunately, those who once questioned the future of solar panels and the need to prepare are no longer sceptical now.
Change is already occurring in our society with people replacing ‘fist bumping’ with the traditional handshake. Imagine a world where your local supermarket workers refuse to go to work because of fear of public interaction! Read the rest of this entry »
October 7th, 2014
Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 02:05 pm
“Long before I was a twinkle in my father’s roving eye, there was a generation commonly known as the baby-boomers that changed the social behaviour forever. Their parents refused to see the benefits of 1960s change, and many fought to prevent it.”
Lord Nigel Lawson.
This era is a good analogy for what is occurring today with our energy and environmental problems. As younger generations can see issues that lie ahead, unfortunately, there are still people in the population who fight tooth and nail to prevent change occurring.
The current poster boy for this muddiness is the ex-chancellor Lord Nigel Lawson and his ‘Global Warming Policy Foundation’. A deliberate effort to promote a sceptical political agenda under the guise of an educational charity. Read the rest of this entry »
September 25th, 2014
Last updated on November 3rd, 2018 at 11:41 pm
“The few spoil it for the many, and the same is true for the solar industry. Commission-hungry salespeople are putting many people off taking the plunge. It’s revealed on our user’s forum that some salespeople are deceiving their prospective customers about expectations of performance.”
There are hundreds and hundreds of companies from Lands End to John O’Groats that offer great products, great installation and high prices, so nobody should be put off by this.
The problem with bad salespeople or companies that employ them is they confuse people pondering installing solar panels in good faith. Many people unnecessarily abandon the idea because of conflicting and confusing information.
When a solar pioneer requests a quote, the expected performance of the panels alongside the homeowner’s geographical coordinates is worked out using the very sophisticated software. However, no matter how high the software, if the input data is falsely input, then the output data could be considered wrong at best or fraudulent at worst. Read the rest of this entry »
September 9th, 2014
Last updated on November 3rd, 2018 at 11:45 am
“If you were unlucky enough to be living in Russia during the end of the cold war, you would have seen big changes. Those with previous wealth begging for food, KGB agents and the police abandoning their posts to protect their families and mobster rule quickly replacing the old communist authority rule.”
But a Soviet Union style collapse couldn’t happen here, right?
After world war two and during the 1950s and 60s, the US and Britain were a beacon of hope for the majority of the world. Although an iron curtain had fallen over Europe, most countries of the world held us in high regard for standing up to the Nazi and Japanese oppression.
Today the majority of the world view the US and Britain as the oppressors, the evil empires and this may come as a surprise, but the close ‘special’ relationship with the US that our country is so proud of could be our undoing.
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September 4th, 2014
Last updated on November 3rd, 2018 at 11:20 pm
“For tens of thousands of years, the biggest worry of any community or early civilisation was men with swords on horseback. Today’s equivalent of this life-changing event is an X-flare from the sun.”
Not a case of if, but when!
Only this week the sun has been highly active, and a flurry of solar flares emanating from enlarged sunspots have given modern humanity a light show of cosmic proportions.
Although most solar flares are directed away from the Earth and usually of a lower class that cannot penetrate the planets magnetic shielding, more extensive, more intense eruptions called X-flares can penetrate the atmosphere and overwhelm us with electromagnetically charged particles. Read the rest of this entry »
August 21st, 2014
Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 09:46 am
“Upon finding out my schoolboy nephew had got his first paid job, I realised that most of his hard-earned money spent on just mobile phone credit. What a shame, no fun stuff, just boring old phone credit. This got me wondering about the rest of us.”
A paradigm shift can be as easy as looking up rather than down.
It would seem that the same situation is occurring with Mr and Mrs average homeowner and their energy bills. The big difference between the gas in your pipes and my nephew’s phone credit is phone credit has never been cheaper and still falling – whereas energy costs are on an exponential climb.
If ever a paradigm shift was needed in the way we all heat and power our homes, it would indeed be now. But history shows, such dramatic change in thinking never happens overnight, nevertheless, the drip, drip, drip of transition, always speeds up to become a deluge eventually. Read the rest of this entry »
August 7th, 2014
Last updated on April 6th, 2019 at 09:03 pm
“A common sales tactic used by salesmen within the solar industry is panel degradation. This issue should be a minimal consideration when choosing a potential installer.”
Better technology and improved techniques reduce degradation.
Degradation is a big issue, but most new panels as I will show, have degradation rates so small that it should only be a little consideration for you, yet the overall price of the installation should be more worthy of your investigative powers.
To begin investigating the panel degradation issue, it’s important to know exactly what the terms “degradation” and/or “Power or Performance Warranties” mean. These industry terms will be used by installers and salespeople when presenting their photovoltaic systems for your consideration. Read the rest of this entry »
July 23rd, 2014
Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 01:15 pm
“I am proud to be an early adopter and user of the internet, and I am equally inspired by the same pioneering spirit within the solar panel industry today.”
The internet then and the internet today.
Like the early internet before it, there were people ready to take advantage of new people venturing into a world of unknowns. Most pioneers can and do learn quickly and manage to avoid the pitfalls of a new landscape.
However, the same company names using salespeople from the second glazing school of salesmanship and charging disproportionate prices, sometimes more than 30 percent more than is deemed ethical, keep cropping up.
On the positive side, this makes the lives of good solar installers more comfortable, but, such behaviour, leave people confused and distrusting of this still fledgeling industry.
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