Archive for ‘Solar panels’


Fit and forget with PV solar panels

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

With the PV (photovoltaic) solar panel industry now fretting over the latest government changes to the feed-in tariffs, we explain why solar panels will continue to be a part of everyday life, even here in Britain.

We have all seen solar panel installations appearing on homes over the last couple of years. The decision to buy by the owners of about 50% of those solar installations had been helped by the first feed-in tariff scheme introduced in 2010.

Contrary to popular belief, the decision to buy has not been spoiled by ‘generous’ companies giving away ‘free’ solar panels but has been helped by fear of escalating energy prices in the future. (more…)

What planet are they on?

Monday, November 7th, 2011

“Fixing the global warming problem is as easy as 1-2-3!”

Much pain, but still time. Believe there is good out there. We oppose deception. Conduit closing.

Much pain, but still time. Believe there is good out there. We oppose deception. Conduit closing.

With dieting, the solution to the problem is as comfortable as “less food, more exercise”, but dieting books and diet plans would like you to believe that it is more complicated than that!

With the global warming problem; less industry, more nature!

Let us avoid another 30 years of pretending to fix the problem with bad ideas. Global leaders have to come together and pledge to adopt this simple solution. Jobs shed from industry can be transferred over to mammoth ecological projects. (more…)

Own your PV solar panels

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

If you have had PV solar panels (photovoltaic) installed in your home over the last 12 months, then the answer to this question is probably no!

There's nothing more powerful than when a PV's time has come.

There’s nothing more powerful than when PV’s time has come.

If you do buy your PV solar system, then well done, you will be rewarded generously for your purchase over the coming years. However, if you are one of the thousands of people who have another company’s equipment, i.e. free panels, on your roof, then sadly you will not receive benefits as generous.

The industrial-scale feeding frenzy, which has given rise to some companies who offer free solar panels, has brought the feed-in tariffs scheme to a conclusion earlier than planned. (more…)

An age of political change is unfolding

Friday, October 21st, 2011

“Five years ago it would have been ridiculous to think of America has a black President.”

Power My Home PV Solar Panels UKThree years ago, to Germany, the world’s most active advocator of carbon-free power, giving up nuclear power would have seemed unthinkable.

Two years ago, the Arab uprising was not happening. Dictators ruled the Middle East without fear.
One year ago the Liberal Democrats came to power. (more…)

Early bird catches the PV solar panel worm

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

A year has passed since the Comprehensive Spending Review, and the PV solar panel (photovoltaic) industry is nervous as to what the upcoming Comprehensive Consultation on the feed-in tariffs holds.

There's nothing more powerful than when a PV's time has come.

There’s nothing more powerful than when PV’s time has come.

The take-up for photovoltaic or PV solar panels has been tremendous since the feed-in tariffs began in April last year, so good that it is clear that the high rate of feed-in tariff offered to new adopters will have lowered sooner than the 2013 date specified initially.

The current budget will not sustain another year of growth, with the demand for PV solar technology so strong, with around 550MW installed since the feed-in tariffs began. Bringing in a lower rate of the feed-in tariffs to newer adopters seems almost inevitable.

This situation was made apparent at the Conservative conference this week when George Osborne publicly attacked green laws and regulations. Piling costs on to energy bills and appeared to abandon earlier aspirations of leadership for the UK on the low carbon economy. (more…)

Challenge of global warming begins

Monday, October 10th, 2011

“Now that the last of the sceptics and opposing factions have been cleared away from the global warming debate, the long and hard journey ahead to correct the mistakes of the past and save the natural world will undoubtedly begin.”

Fighting for a safer world.

Fighting for a safer world.

Well, you would think so wouldn’t you?

After 20 years of misinformation, doubt peddling and general muck spreading, the energy companies who prevent the world from acting decisively and quickly have, just like the bankers, not being held accountable for their reckless actions and propaganda.

Just like the bankers, self-interest and greed have prevented the world from acting on this ultimate issue, which will see trillions of dollars of damage caused by more violent weather patterns that predict the very beginning of the climate change debate. (more…)

Free PV solar panels coming to an end

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Why would a company spend £10,000 to install PV solar panel (photovoltaic) on your home for free?

The PV solar panel apocalypse in the UK between 2012 and 2018.Answer: To make money from you, your home and the government’s feed-in tariffs scheme, which is intended to reward early adopters of solar panels.

This type of practice will soon be outlawed to prevent, under new proposals, energy companies taking advantage of those who will not be able to afford to buy solar panel installations of their own.

Companies making such offers have sparked a flurry of enthusiasm from people wishing to have free solar panels installed in their homes, but most are unaware of the pitfalls of such an arrangement. That is why the energy secretary Chris Huhne, has vowed to stop such practices taking advantage of people on lower incomes in most cases. (more…)

A PV solar-powered future

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Why our future is PV solar-powered (photovoltaic)?

The PV solar panel apocalypse in the UK between 2012 and 2018.

What does the future hold for us? Will humankind continue to reach for the stars now that the space shuttle is retired and will we power our homes using the sun’s energy in the 21st-century? These are just some of the questions we put to the founder of Power My Home, Stuart Lovatt.

Born at a time when we detach from living with nature in the raw, only needing to survive in the ‘bubble’ we call civilisation, I, like you, have never had to think about my place in nature. (more…)

Our planet under attack

Monday, September 12th, 2011

“By writing this statement, I will cause people to feel strong emotions; some will feel despair, some anger and some confusion, but whatever they feel, they will unquestionably feel something!”

Power My Home PV Solar Panels UK

“We, as members of our modern society, have been duped, tricked or brainwashed into believing that global warming does not exist, by corporations and big businesses whose only interests are to get us to consume more tobacco, oil, anything which makes them a huge profit.”

For 15 years, these establishments have spent billions drip feeding us misinformation to protect their core business interests at the expense of our home planet. (more…)

Finding MCS accredited solar installers

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

“Stuart Lovatt, the founder of Power My Home and a solar panel expert, has today devised a guide for homeowners, following reports which revealed that cowboy salespeople misled potential buyers of solar panel installations.”

Finding good MCS solar panel installers.

Finding good solar panel installers.

Mr Lovatt says “The results of a consumer survey on this subject are worrying and could damage the reputation of our new fledgeling solar industry. Although solar panels are nothing new and have been around for 60 years, the government’s feed-in tariff scheme, which rewards pioneer adopters of solar technology, is leading some individuals and companies to give false information to cash in on naive consumers.”

It has shown that as many as 7 out of the 12 companies selling solar technology recommended putting solar panels on a shaded part of a roof, and a third of solar companies are over-estimating the energy generated by PV electric and solar heating panels. (more…)