PV solar panels for a crazy world




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?

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 »


A PV revolution to be actually proud of

April 13th, 2016

The reason politicians pander their policies to appease the baby boomer generation is that rebelled and changed the political landscape when they were young.

Corporate coffee suddenly tastes foul.

Corporate coffee suddenly tastes foul.

Nowadays, those same baby boomers are marching on-mass to vote, and the young need to do the same to ‘create a new cultural revolution’ that will begin to put the many modern-day wrongs – right again.

Promoting solar panels and powering electric vehicles using PV technology, is my personal response to a system that only views us as people to be milked. Read the rest of this entry »


The real cost of fracking with nuclear power

March 24th, 2016

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 »


A new world of alternative energy economics

March 11th, 2016

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.

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 »


Is the soul a renewable energy?

February 25th, 2016

The greatest gift given to us by our forebears is the power of free speech. The greatest gift we can give the next generation is free energy.

Most of the population of the planet is born into mandatory religious indoctrination.

Passing to the other side will be as natural as entering into puberty, but whether you’re Hitler or Gandhi – the process will be the same.

Unfortunately, we have conceived a filtration process that rewards or condemns for our behaviour in this life. Read the rest of this entry »


PV solar panels in a hostile environment

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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