Archive for ‘Solar panels in the UK’


The power of women behind the solar revolution

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Last updated on November 3rd, 2018 at 05:50 pm

“As a man raised by a headstrong woman and who has respect for other empowered women, even today within our industry, thus I would like to welcome Amanda Rudd to the Department of Energy and Climate Change.”

The sun goddess Sunna from German mythology.

The sun goddess Sunna from German mythology.

Rudd has recently declared:

“We in the UK are leading the way in clean technology, innovation, creating new jobs and helping to power our economic recovery.”

I look forward to witnessing the power of a woman to help push the solar panel industry into its rightful place as the people’s technology of the 21st century. (more…)

A game-changing week for solar panels

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Last updated on December 5th, 2017 at 09:03 pm

“Get them while they’re hot.”

Indeed, its been a week of good and bad news for the solar panel industry.

Sunrise or sunset for the industry?

Sunrise or sunset for the industry?

From day one, I have always cautioned that the incentives available for solar panels were a window of opportunity and those smart enough to take advantage of the opportunity will be rewarded financially and self-righteously for decades to come.

The uptake of photovoltaic solar panels, in particular, has been steadily increasing year on year thanks in most part to the ‘Labour’ inspired feed-in tariff scheme. However, this new ‘Conservative’ led government is almost certainly going to sweep away the incentives currently on offer. (more…)

Vote solar panels and help us avoid fracking up the future

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Last updated on November 3rd, 2018 at 11:42 pm

“Let’s cut the crap! You cannot do anything economically without an affordable and long-term energy strategy. Every other electoral promise is just throwing sweets about like a clown at a child’s birthday party.”

Fracking versus solar panels.

Fracking versus solar panels.

No deficit reduction, no NHS spending, no up-down or down-up wealth creation can occur if our energy supply isn’t properly secured.

Increased disposable income for the masses and thus a more resilient economy cannot occur while our nation is dependent on the big six energy companies. No amount of switching providers will change that fact.

In fact, the only reason the 1980s boomed was that of the considerable investment in the North Sea, but now a more permanent fix is required for our future energy requirements.

Fast forward thirty years and the short term-ism of that investment is now becoming apparent (ironically, less time than solar panel systems working life) and a fresher approach to unlocking household income from the uncertainty and volatility of global energy markets is now required. (more…)

In the desire to be middle class, have we forgotten our roots

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 01:41 pm

“Keeping up with the neighbours has been the driving force for our economy since the 1950s and has begun to drive the desire for solar panels today.”

Appearing to be middle class.

Appearing to be middle class.

Although this social-climbing can help drive the uptake of alternative technologies going forward, unfortunately, this desire to be accepted as an equal among the German car clad driveways of Britain has tainted our society’s ability to empathise.

As a forty-something growing up in the 1970s, the desire of my parents to be middle classed was always overshadowed by the hope to survive the economic problems of those times.

Today, I hear people who should know better, now condemning the victims of our current economic woes and this has awoken me to the mass hate-filled indoctrination being spewed out by interwoven media and politics. (more…)

Baby boomers still rebellious at heart

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 10:38 am

“The largest demographic to adopt solar panels today were young in the 60s. So 1960s style shifts in culture is being led by the Baby boomers that are still rebellious at heart.”

1968 - Showing the young ones, how its done.

1968 – Showing the young ones, how its done.

Releasing the grip of a centralised energy system was never going to be easy.

Decentralising our energy supply and disinvestment in fossil fuels achieved while being led by those who have changed our society before.

The current establishment don’t want people generating their power or heating our homes without them.

If you want to teach politicians that ‘the people’ hold the balance of power or your merely fed-up of being a cash cow for a privatised energy system, then solar panels are for you. (more…)

Solar panels are an issue of national security

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Last updated on November 3rd, 2018 at 11:08 am

“An open letter to The Prime Minister, The Queen and country.”

I never thought I would lambast a Prime Minister, but hey, even they are fallible. When a judgement is tainted by Downing Street ambitions, you have to speak out.

Your country needs you to adopt solar panels.

Your country needs you to adopt solar panels.

Unfortunately, national security is being severely compromised by David Cameron’s “greenest government ever” (last election pledge), because under the influence of foreign-owned energy lobbyists, Mr Cameron suddenly changed rhetoric to “getting rid of all this green crap”.

We are currently engaged in an economic war with Russia. Russia’s energy dominance over Europe has spooked those in control to act. Resource wars are already here to stay and just as dangerous as those years of the Soviet era. (more…)

Your stuff owns you

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Last updated on November 4th, 2018 at 12:19 am

“In just 60 years, capitalism has nearly broken planet earth.”

For those that find life to be too hard, then the modern world usually prescribes lobotomising psychoactive drugs. And, if we’re honest, the rest of us just go shopping.

Who owns who?

Who owns who?

George Carlin famously joked, “Everyone’s gotta have a place for their stuff. That’s all your house is, a place to keep your collection of stuff. A box with a lid on it so you can secure your stuff while you go out and get more stuff. Sometimes you’ve got a move and get a bigger house because you got too much stuff.

Sometimes, you go on holiday, and you have to take some of your stuff, not all your stuff, just the things you like. You’re just making a smaller, more condensed version of all your stuff.

Two weeks in paradise and you have to take two big bags of your stuff, so when you finally get to your hotel room, you breathe a sigh of relief that both your stuff has safely made it across the ocean. (more…)

Babies in debt – Time for a reset

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 10:37 am

“When I was seventeen, I contributed to the non-compliance movement which prevented the very unfair Poll Tax from becoming a burden on families today. Today’s youth will soon be fighting a system that will burden their future family lives too.”

Welcome to planet Earth.

Welcome to planet Earth.

Student debt is one thing, but unborn babies now saddled with debt have crossed a moral line.

Austerity – the policy of saving your way out of a demand shortfall – just does not work. In a shrinking economy, a country’s debt-to-GDP ratio rises rather than falls, and Europe’s recession-ridden crisis country have now saved themselves into a depression, resulting in mass unemployment, alarming levels of poverty and scant hope for the young.

The Greek and Spanish people this week, acted upon this fact. Expect many other countries to say “NO more babies in debt – time for a reset” too.

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Don’t bank on keeping your pension fund

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Last updated on October 31st, 2018 at 09:34 pm

“If the banking crisis of 2008 taught us anything, it’s that, if you can’t touch it, then you don’t own it! Unfortunately for us, there’s been a resource and asset war occurring since the fall of the Soviet Union.”

We don't need you anymore!

We don't need you anymore!

Your pension is nothing more than electrons on a screen, so when the world’s reserve currency inevitably flips from the ‘Dollar’ to the ‘Yuan’, it will seal the deal for a cold war that never actually went away.

Sadly, pensions are linked to stock market activity and most importantly for this article – oil! The current slide of oil prices and thus energy prices are symptoms of an economic war as a result of Ukraine. Unfortunately, Russia has two aces up its sleeve. China and the 21st-century powerhouse called BRICS. Over half of the largest world economies are divesting out of the US Dollar’s reserve currency. (more…)

Kermit was wrong – it is easy being green

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 02:01 pm

“When Thomas Edison first invented a way to record sound waves, people at that time couldn’t comprehend the concept of recording sound. Today, we can’t comprehend a green orientated government, but it’s coming as sure as an iPod player exists today.”

You can't solve new world problems with old age politics.

You can’t solve new world problems with old age politics.

As much as the establishment want to dismiss Russels Brand’s recent rants of revolution, he is in-tune with the up and coming generation. Today, revolution doesn’t have to include police kettling, placards or firebombing of yesteryear. It simply involves turning your back on 20th-century politics.

Green party membership has doubled in only one political term. You can probably blame David Cameron for hugging huskies for that, but now you’ll see the Moore’s Law taking effect on green politics. Fortunately, people are increasingly turning their backs on mainstream red/blue policies across the world that have nothing new to offer, other than more of the same? (more…)