Archive for ‘Solar panels’

Incentives for solar heating panels are confirmed

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

“The long-awaited confirmation of a feed-in tariff like the incentive for solar heating panels has been confirmed this week by Greg Barker of the Department of Energy and Climate Change.”

Solar heating panels are child's play.

Solar heating panels are child’s play.

Using the already existing feed-in tariff for photovoltaic solar panels, introduced by the last Labour government as a template, the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme for solar heating has been long awaited by the UK solar industry. It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to the confirmed tariff payment of 19.2p per kWh for heated solar output over a period of seven years once a system’s installed.

This incentive is available to homes and businesses who install solar heating including evacuated tubes and flat-plate solar panels that produce heat for water tanks, central heating and swimming pools. (more…)

Thermodynamic solar panels for the United Kingdom

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

“I have always been excited by new technological innovations, but it has been awhile since the solar panel industry has made any substantial innovative breakthroughs, until now.”

First impressions of thermodynamic solar panels seemed too good to be true, but upon closer research, the hype around this newest of solar technology did warrant closer inspection. I liked the thermodynamic system so much that I have decided to promote it here within my Power My Home website happily.

This system is a complete solar heating panel technology which surpasses traditional flat-plate and evacuated tube installations by a clever use of integrating heat pump technology.

Now don’t get me wrong, traditional evacuated tubes and flat-plate solar panels are both fantastic at what they do, even in the United Kingdom environment, but they do have a noticeable Achilles heel. The ability to work at night, as well as the day, is where thermodynamic technology now supersedes its sunshine loving cousins. (more…)

Wrongdoing of biblical proportions

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

“I am not a religious person, but a big question has been working its way around my mind, so in a true ‘Power My Home’ style, I will share this with you.”

Life on Earth beyond our own lifetimes.

Life on Earth beyond our own lifetimes.

In the old-testament, Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed by our a designer, overlord or loving god (choose appropriately) for being sick people at that time. Roll the clock forward a few thousand years, and we as a species are now destroying ‘his/her’ creation, and yet we still haven’t managed to be severe enough to warrant a Sodom and Gomorrah style intervention.

How much destruction of ‘his Eden’ has to occur before we make any ‘creator’ angry again? How many of ‘his’ other species and creations do we have to make extinct in this current massive extinction event to warrant another Sodom and Gomorrah style revenge attack? (more…)

The future with Chinese PV solar panels

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Currently, the European governments are deciding on new legislation which would influence the future of cheap PV solar panels (photovoltaic) from China.

The PV solar panel apocalypse in the UK between 2012 and 2018.This potentially, could put an end to the current influx of cheap and affordable (PV) photovoltaic solar panels which many households have benefited from over the last couple of years.

Many people across the United Kingdom would have noticed the solar panel bonanza which has seen this type of technology springing up in homes all around the country.

This era has occurred for two main reasons. (more…)

Technologies denied to the human race

Friday, May 24th, 2013

“In 1971 a patent was seised by the American security agencies for national security on a new type of photovoltaic solar panel which had an efficiency rating of around 30-40%.”

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.

Much pain, but still time. Believe there is good out there.

We oppose deception. Conduit closing.

Asking the question, how can an improved solar panel technology be a national security risk?

The answer is oil and the petrochemical industry, which holds the real power within our modern world and will go to any lengths to protect the trillions of dollars and the associated power that comes with this industry.

Seizure of over 5,000 patents relating to new energy developments reported, which begs the question what else is being suppressed to protect the fossil fuel industry. (more…)

A future playing out to its ultimate conclusion

Friday, May 17th, 2013

“The internet is a powerful tool. It transcends both time and space. I can speak to my future son, and I regularly update him and post photographs of our best memories as he grows up.”

This unique-ability in human history throws up many questions, but the biggest question is how do I explain to my future son that nobody today is taking the climate issues and our planet's destruction seriously.

A message for the future.

One day he will have a memory bank of all the good times we enjoy together. I speak to him today, not as the toddler that he is today, but as the man, he will one day become.

This unique-ability in human history throws up many questions, but the biggest problem is how do I explain to my future son that nobody today is taking the climate issues and our planet’s destruction seriously.

One day our children or grandchildren will ask what did you do? How do you explain that only a small percentage of the population today accept the reality of the situation and an even lower number of people actively attempt to change the position. (more…)

Cheap PV solar panels in the United Kingdom

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Here at Power My Home, we have always encouraged people to get an installation while the going is good.

Waking a sleeping dragon is never a good thing.

Waking a sleeping dragon is never a good thing.

Many have adhered to this advice and now enjoy the financial benefits, now and for the next three decades to come. Having PV solar panels (photovoltaic) installed on your roof is a no-brainer in today’s world of energy uncertainty and insecurity.

The importance of solar panel technology is not yet realised by most people in the west again, just because most people are still in the mindset of cheap and abundant resources.

The old world of affordable energy is over, but the Chinese government has noted solar technology’s importance in the 21st-century. (more…)

Humanity needs to grow-up soon

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

“For a government to admit to a problem, it would first have to have a solution. Using global heating as an example, hearing such news, the people would demand a solution, but there is no solution when every nook and cranny of your civilization works against the obvious solution.”

Reducing the burning of hydrocarbons in a world reliant on growth contradicts itself.

This leaves any government impotent and obviously reluctant to admit its shortcomings, so it’s best just to leave it for the next administration, parliament or even generation to deal with.

Scepticism is a far easier solution to adopt than to face the actual problem head-on.

A sceptic comes in two types: (more…)

A curious tale of stale friendship and the toxic pizza

Monday, February 25th, 2013

“I have some wonderful and kind long-term friends back in my hometown, but searching for good or appropriate friends in my location seems to be harder to achieve. I write this for my son who one day will read this and hopefully learn from his daddies tale of woe.”

Real friendship is forever.

Real friendship is forever.

After dropping off my son to his mothers, I decided Pizza would be a one-off treat for my tea, so I put this half supermarket and half self-made creation into the oven and waited with anticipation and a rumbling tum. Ten minutes later and the house filled with smoke!

Once the thick, toxic smoke had cleared, I discovered that someone had left a plastic grill handle in the bottom of a brand new oven, which I didn’t see when putting my pizza. The pizza was now toxic and as I am about to find out, so was a new friendship. (more…)

Window of opportunity with PV solar panels

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

For as long as I can remember, I have been telling people that PV solar panels (photovoltaic) are a worthwhile investment for not only today but also so far into the future that you can’t yet imagine how.

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

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

There are very few technologies that last or benefit their owners for over thirty years (Think of the car you were driving three decades ago), but this is not the reason I sing these much-misunderstood technologies praise.

The current incentives for solar panels aren’t set in stone. They will be reduced for later adopters when the inevitable happens, and mainstream people en mass are forced to install, just to keep their energy bills from spiralling out of control. (more…)