Archive for ‘Solar panels’


Calling all solar panel pioneers?

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

We would like to hear your experience if you have had a solar panel installation recently.

We love our solar panels

We love our solar panels

As thousands of homes and business’s across the United Kingdom now benefit from this technology, thousands more are now considering taking the plunge into the world of alternative heating and power.

Please feel free to let others know about your experience and benefits, so they too can become solar technology pioneers. (more…)

A sunny future for solar panels

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

“However, humanity’s horizons are filled with storm clouds. Already within one month of this new year, four astonishing things have happened that will change our thinking about the role solar panels will play in our society and the new forward-thinking political policies.”

A forward-thinking strategy.

A forward-thinking strategy.

A new time of enlightenment or too little too late? You decide.

1. Barack Obama in his inauguration speech to the American people finally acknowledged that the global warming issue is a real human problem that will affect not just our kid’s future. Our generation, and the here and now, as global droughts, erratic climate changes begin to affect our ability to feed ourselves.

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An historic week with no headlines

Friday, January 18th, 2013

“Two historical moments occurred this week, but the most amazing aspect was the minimum media attention that you would aspect of such mammoth news events.”

Catastrophe confirmation.

Catastrophe confirmation.

Firstly, the French President Francois Hollande made a speech at the green energy conference in Abu Dhabi finally admitting the world is on course for ‘environmental collapse’, saying “The world is headed for an environmental “catastrophe” if countries do not invest in renewable energy”.

This catastrophe is historic because no high-profile G8 world leaders except Barack Obama have ever admitted the true scale of the environmental problems we see today. Mr Hollande also added “If we don’t act, if we don’t do anything, if we don’t invest anything, we can be sure that we will have a catastrophe very soon”. (more…)

Extreme wealth hoarding is antisocial

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

“Last summer’s youth riots, Arab spring and austerity protests showed how quickly society can break down and thus, we are now seeing wave after waving of draconian measures introduced to keep the working class, victims of the banking crisis and the youth in check.”

Putting extreme wealth to good use.

Putting extreme wealth to good use.

I would argue that it’s the extreme wealth hoarders of the world who could help modern civilisation with its social and global warming problems.

In 2012, the world’s 100 wealthiest people became $241 billion richer. They are now worth $1.9 trillion: just a little less than the entire output of the United Kingdom.

Extreme wealth is very different from entrepreneurial wealth – Let me explain. (more…)

An alternative apocalyptic view of 2012

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

“The countdown to apocalypse has begun, and everyone is waiting in great anticipation for the ultimate end of humanity’s great evolutionary story. Not convinced? Well me neither.”

Alternative Mayan Calender.

Alternative Mayan Calender.

If there are no asteroids on the horizon or biblical floods heading our way, the coast for humanity may not yet be apparent as ‘the beginning of the end’ may have been misinterpreted as ‘the actual end’.

The whole 2012 apocalypse originates from the Mayan calendar which may or may not has been translated correctly, but when you look at the message with the perspective of hindsight, maybe the Mayan people predicted the beginning of the end? (more…)

Photovoltaic solar panels and high energy costs

Friday, November 16th, 2012

With the average combined savings and incomes from householders who have installed PV (electric) solar panels, the financial rewards have increased from £540 to £635 per year.

The PV solar panel apocalypse in the UK between 2012 and 2018.Alternative energy, also known as micro-generation and green power has up until recent years have been considered a technology for the environmental conscious household.

This viewpoint may have been valid in the golden age when gas and electricity and even food were cheap, plentiful, those times are now nothing more, but a flickering memory for most people.

The real benefits of putting solar panels, heat pumps or even biomass heaters as part of household ‘energy mix’ are now becoming apparent. (more…)

Our world more vulnerable

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

“As humanity’s greatest achievements in the form of the Voyager one and two spacecraft reach the outskirts of our solar system, whose primitive cameras were realigned to take a photograph of a small blue dot called Earth.”

Blue dot Earth.

Blue dot Earth.

Very few of the 7 billion people living in that small blue dot, set within the vastness of space, will ever see that poignant image, but the spacecraft launched 35 years ago will be a time capsule of the human experience, and will probably wander lonely and eternally undiscovered for billions of years.

Our planet can also describe as a time capsule, which has wandered around our galaxy, for the most part, shielding its precious cargo of complicated life from the hostile ravages of space and time. (more…)

Solar heating panels and the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

“It’s taken a while to implement, but the solar industry is now gearing up for another successful year, with the announcement of the Renewable Heat incentive scheme for solar heating panels and evacuated tubes.”

Power My Home PV Solar Panels UKFirst announced by the Labour government in 2009 and after a consultation period, the scheme is not designed to reward early adopters of solar heating for being the first to install these low-carbon technologies.

Later adopters will get a lower rate of return or if you leave it too long into the future, or possibly no incentive at all because the scheme is designed to reduce as installation numbers rise. (more…)

Is humanity as successful as it thinks?

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

“Is modern civilisation sprinting in a long distance race?”

The road to a successful species.

The road to a successful species.

Certain changes in my life, including the birth of my son have called into question for me, the fundamental question. Are we as a species really successful?

For a few generations including my own, the outlook was bright; progress was bountiful with year on year developments in medicine, technology and agriculture. This progressive golden age has increased our species numbers like never before. Success is ours, or is it? (more…)

A sense of the common good

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

“An open letter to the Green parties of the world.”

After the appointment of Natalie Bennett of the United Kingdom’s Green Party, I feel I speak for many when I see an opportunity to do the right thing.

Changing the seemingly impossible is possible.

Changing the seemingly impossible is possible.

Apart from a very loud vocal minority, most people are convinced that our climate has changed for the worse as a result of human activities. Most people given a chance to do the right thing would do just that, but often mainstream party politics do not have any alternatives.

The problem comes from the green party having an image problem, which is preventing most people from taking them seriously. The clue is in the name, “The Green” Party. Green politics is still perceived as sandal-wearing wishful thinking and does not encourage average families to adopt a greener way of thinking. (more…)