Archive for ‘Solar panels in the UK’

Our planet’s death by a thousand cuts

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 02:24 pm

“This I think is the future of our planet the Earth, although the correct expression would be “Earth’s death by a billion cuts”.”

From humble beginnings.

From humble beginnings.

For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.

The BBC’s ‘How to grow your planet’ series highlighted the conversion plants and trees had on a young Earth. Ultimately it’s these interactions between plants and the animal kingdom which keeps the earth healthy.

Humanity is a magnificent creature, but our numbers are without doubt overwhelming the natural processes. The planet doesn’t rely on us; it is just a ball of rock which just happened to be the right distance from its parent star for liquid water to flow. (more…)

A bright future for PV solar panels

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Last updated on February 16th, 2019 at 04:01 pm

After months of uncertainty for the PV (photovoltaic) solar panel technology industry, the clouds are clearing, and the sun is breaking through for the solar panel industry at last.

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

With a considerable reduction in PV costs over the last 18 months, (but won’t last forever) the old feed-in tariff rate should have been reduced much earlier conceded the industry. It wasn’t, and that’s why we saw the feeding frenzy last year.

The solar panel industry has been in limbo since the two court case fiasco over the Christmas period, thus creating customer uncertainty and a public relations nightmare for a trade just finding its feet.


The goldfish bowl effect

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Last updated on November 3rd, 2018 at 05:42 pm

“When you truly look at our planet, even our universe in simplistic terms, what has occurred to create life is just a series of chemical reactions, contained in a restricted bowl.”

Power My Home PV Solar Panels UKIntroducing the goldfish bowl effect.

The stars (sun’s) we see in the night sky are just hydrogen and helium balls reacting, our planet we call Earth is a ball of molten iron which hadn’t cooled down yet from when it coalesced.

Our Oxygen rich atmosphere which we take for granted is merely a by-product of early life and photosynthesis again other chemical processes.

The atmosphere; an ultra-thin gas shroud when compared to the whole planet, can be compared to an eggshell. Our excellent and breathable air is as just as thin. Apologies if I am teaching granny to suck eggs here. (more…)

How might the world really end

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 01:35 pm

“The end of the Mayan 5,125-year cycle is now upon us, and a new epoch in human and planetary time will soon arrive -or so goes the theory!”

Power My Home PV Solar Panels UKWhether you think that the theory will be proved wrong, as the millennium bug was in 2000, or believe that humanity will go the same way as the Dodo, the timing of the Mayan cycle alongside recent human and planetary events will make even the most die-hard cynic think twice.

Three significant factors which may alter or devastate our modern civilisation leaving out events such as asteroids, solar flares or pandemics, are already in play, and we must ignore this at our peril.

Written below is my prediction for the beginning of our end.

Homage to our Planet Earth

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 01:19 pm

“I doff my cap to the BBC’s stunning series called ‘Frozen Planet’ (Catch up on Iplayer) which has captured the extreme frozen poles in a fantastic deluge of picture-perfect realism and told it like it is, approach.

Power My Home PV Solar Panels UKThe program’s approach to dealing with the effects, causes and irrefutable proof of our planet changing and changing fast.

The thin slither of gas which encompasses the giant rock we call home while poisoned slowly, and the symptoms of a fever like a state are beginning to emerge. Just like our immune system, the earth is starting to fight back through heat generation. (more…)

Don’t dilly dally with solar panels

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Last updated on February 25th, 2019 at 09:33 pm

“Some of you may have heard from the national media recently how the PV solar panels incentive scheme, also known as the feed-in tariffs, are to be reduced to new applicants on December 12th this year after a swift decision doing this by the coalition government.”

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.

So as the title of this article says “don’t dilly-dally if you want to receive the maximum rate of tariff!”

What’s reported, however, are the reasons why the feed-in tariff rate now reduced earlier than planned. The original purpose of the scheme was to help the solar industry grow organically over the years and to reward pioneering homeowners for installing such technology.

The problem came when too many solar companies took advantage of this scheme by giving some eligible homeowners their installations for free, with the solar company reaping in the tariff rewards.

This loophole in the legislation should close as soon as it became apparent what was happening, but unfortunately, this didn’t occur, and the feeding frenzy by free solar panel companies began.


Fit and forget with PV solar panels

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Last updated on February 16th, 2019 at 04:28 pm

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.

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

Last updated on November 4th, 2018 at 12:00 am

“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

Last updated on February 16th, 2019 at 04:30 pm

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

Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 10:25 am

“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…)