August 21st, 2014
“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
“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
“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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July 9th, 2014
“They say ignorance is bliss, and it was, but now the signs that we are on the wrong side of our civilisation’s peak are everywhere.”
The road ahead is directed by signs.
The first word on this web site’s home page is “preparing”! I created this site as news that the North Sea oil and gas fields had ‘peaked in its products’ capabilities.
The chancellors recent ‘incentives and subsidies’ for the small-scale oil and gas companies, to tap into the last of the smaller oil fields (deemed uneconomic to the big exploration companies) is extremely telling.
Most signs that reveal our way of life is in trouble are subtle, some you have to read between the lines, but generally speaking, most people choose to ignore them.
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June 26th, 2014
“Throughout my life I have always been the best or strived to be the best at whatever job I had been doing at that time, so it annoys me when others don’t.”
A brighter road ahead with quality MCS solar installers.
During my earlier years in the world of work, I have worked on a factory line and produced more each shift than my colleagues. I worked in a web development company and produced better designs for my clients, and even within the solar panel industry, I sold more than the others within that particular group.
This I put down to my enthusiasm for the technology that was somewhat lacking with my colleagues at that time.
Unfortunately, pride in your work and customer satisfaction doesn’t come quickly to some people. Thankfully for the solar panel industry, the quality aspect of both the technology and its installation, is not something you need to worry about today. Read the rest of this entry »
June 20th, 2014
“What you think is what you’ll become.”
These words encompass the only preaching required in modern schools.
Keep religion out of our schools.
The mind, even the adult mind is like a toddler. You can direct it in any direction, and the spirit will eagerly follow that path.
Unfortunately, this can lead down a path of harmful activity or to more beneficial and positive attributes.
For thousands of years, people in power have recognised this and have been influencing young minds ever since. As a Christian child why they are Christian? Ask a Muslim child, why they follow the Islamic faith? Read the rest of this entry »
June 12th, 2014
“Amazingly, many people still hold the old worldview that PV solar panels (photovoltaic) are a wasted investment both personally and nationally. This myth has never been further from the truth, as I will prove beyond a reasonable doubt.”
Today I will put solar panel technology on trial.
Your honour – One of the most significant injustices that the PV solar panel industry has had to endure during its fledgeling years, is the sticky issue of subsidies. Unfortunately, it’s under attack from the mainstream media that have their agendas.
The reality is that Britain has become the world’s fifth-largest user of fossil fuels at the cost of £2.6 billion with an additional £280m in VAT tax breaks this year alone. These perverse amounts of money are never mentioned alongside the comparatively small solar energy subsidies which the media above love to complain about. Read the rest of this entry »
May 28th, 2014
“The established religions who purport to know what is going on, actually don’t know what is going on. They preach to others who equally don’t know what is going on that they know what is going on, so what is the hell is going on here?”
Eye in the sky, or pie in the sky?
I suspect the story of the universe and life within it, is much more fantastical and with time running far, much deeper than the most brilliant scientific minds can imagine.
Do not fear to be eccentric in your beliefs because every opinion now accepted as gospel, was once believed to be eccentric too. Beliefs, religions and acknowledged science, changes in relatively short periods of geological time. Read the rest of this entry »
May 20th, 2014
“The greatest fight for independence was the US declaration against the then oppressive rule of the British in 1765. The White House has stood proudly as a symbol of independence – and even more so, now it has been equipped with PV solar panels (photovoltaic).”
PV solar panels are a technology before its time.
This move has become a renewed symbol of independence as the American people look for alternative ways to fight for energy independence in an increasingly volatile and energy-hungry world.
This statement by the US authorities of national pride in their solar panel industry while duplicated in our country and within our own lives.
The most significant power of the 20th-century has finally vindicated my decade-long pursuit of the solar-panelled dream. From the earliest days when people only saw solar technology as a ‘green statement’, to its current status as a wise person’s long-term investment. Read the rest of this entry »
May 12th, 2014
“We are now seeing a new generation of people awakening to the betrayal of this current marriage of political power to corporate power, which ultimately only benefit a minority over the majority.”
Keep your head-up and your eyes open.
They (those above political class) are deliberately changing the system to drive wealth upward through society, rather than downward, as has always happened in the past.
In today’s post-peak oil world, increasingly more people face a decision every day about whether to spend money on food or heating – they cannot afford both.
This affordability problem is only going to get worse as predictions for energy costs and the associated difficulties creep further and further into the middle-class world too.
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