Archive for ‘Solar panels in the UK’

We had PV solar panels installed

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Last updated on February 16th, 2019 at 05:41 pm

We at Power My Home have been shouting from the rooftops for many years about how brilliant PV solar panels (photovoltaic) are.

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.

You don’t understand the benefits until you have seen them at work, so after asking some of our existing customers, we have had great responses, which you can, read some here:

“As scientists, we invested in solar water heating years ago, proved it worked and saved us money. Now we have paid for the expensive PV solar system which will give us a better return for our money than the building society. After all the space station which uses the technology proves the system works long-term.”
Mr Seigal, Sussex


Facts about PV solar panels

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Last updated on February 16th, 2019 at 05:45 pm

PV solar panels (photovoltaic) aren’t just about going green; they can save you thousands of pounds!

Solar heating and PV electric panels.

Solar heating and PV electric panels.

You need a southerly facing roof with space on which to put the panels, which don’t require direct sunshine to work, just daylight.

You gain financially in 3 simple ways: your home value increases, you save on your energy bills and the feed-in tariff scheme gives you a guaranteed income from the energy you create.

Consider these gains over 20-30 years, and you’ll see that it can be extremely beneficial.


The green movement has failed

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Last updated on November 3rd, 2018 at 05:43 pm

“It breaks my heart to have to write this. As someone who loves the natural world, biodiversity and the human race, I find the realisation that we are unable to co-exist is sad.”

Power My Home PV Solar Panels UKSo how have we, with all our modern wisdom and knowledge of the world and our place in it, failed on such an important issue?

Now, as Friends of the Earth has just discovered, the coalition government is about to rip up its environmental commitments.

Listed as negotiable are: (more…)

Incentives for solar heating panels

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 01:43 pm

“The coalition government gave details of its subsidies for solar heating panels this morning, as part of a series of environmental announcements aimed at boosting the government’s green credentials.”

Power My Home PV Solar Panels UKThe awaited Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) aimed at increasing the amount of heat that homes and business can generate from low-carbon sources such as solar heating panels and evacuated tubes. Only a tiny proportion of the UK’s housing stocks have renewable heat technology.

Up to 25,000 installations will now support from July, to help people cover the installation price of greener heating systems and will ensure there is a fair spread of such technologies across all regions of the UK. (more…)

PV solar panels and the feed-in tariff

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Last updated on February 16th, 2019 at 05:51 pm

Claim the PV solar panels (photovoltaic) feed-in tariff incentive before others do.

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.

What do cash strap Birmingham City Council and farmers have in common?

They are sun worshipers who are turning solar energy with solar panels into a steady financial income. Because the government’s new feed-in tariff policy is so tempting in its current form, that uptake has increased so much.

The feed-in tariff pays 15.44 pence per Kilowatt hour you generate, even if you use the energy yourself, and 3 pence more if you export it to the National grid network. By comparison, the average electric charge from your supplier is around 13 pence per kWh. (more…)

Feed-in tariffs for PV solar panels in the UK

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Last updated on February 16th, 2019 at 05:53 pm

Feed-in tariffs make 2010 the best year for solar technology.

Game-changing solar panels and installations.

Game-changing solar panels and installations.

Figures from the UK energy regulator Ofgem, show that 42MW of solar electric power was installed last year (2010) a considerable increase in the 4MW levels seen in 2009.

PV (photovoltaic) solar panel installations, covering 16,000 properties, has ultimately been driven by feed-in tariffs (Fit scheme) that started on 1st April 2010.

An exponential number of homeowners, businesses and schools across the UK have been making the headlines this year because of their efforts to embark on installing solar panels. PV solar panels are a proven and widely used technology in Europe, the US and Asia.


Sunshine for PV solar panels in the UK

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Last updated on November 3rd, 2018 at 11:12 am

“PV solar panel installations have always been used by environmentally conscious people to live a more eco lifestyle than others, but is now becoming a mainstream technology.”

The PV solar panel apocalypse in the UK between 2012 and 2018.However, these days the solar panel industry has matured, the technology has evolved to squeeze more energy from the sun.

Nowadays, you are more likely to see a solar installation in a retired couple’s home than that of environmentalists.

Stuart Lovatt, the founder of Power My Home, which promotes, the use of solar panels says “The demographic of people installing solar panels has changed from the art titled green consumer to anyone, anywhere.


A new world with PV solar panels

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Last updated on March 30th, 2019 at 12:17 am

“We empowered the early PV-pioneers and continued to help EV-owners following in their astute footsteps today.”


Welcome to the PV and EV forum.

“A new world if you can grab it” – Solar Stu.

Enthusiasts and explorers of PV solar panels

Monday, June 11th, 2007

Last updated on December 27th, 2018 at 08:49 am

“A forum that empowered the first PV solar pioneers and still serving today’s EV-drivers following in their footsteps.”

The PV & EV forum.

Solar panel installation with EV-charging.

Sunshine solar panels. The road towards a PV and EV-powered world.