Archive for ‘Solar panels in the UK’


Climate change is really about agriculture

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Last updated on October 31st, 2018 at 09:22 pm

“The world of unintended consequences is about to hit humanity where it hurts, in his stomach!”

Every action has a consequence.

Every action has a consequence.

For those that thought climate change was about giving the British Isles a Mediterranean feel, the reality is much more dramatic. Weather patterns are changing, and this is affecting our agriculture and more importantly, our ability to feed ourselves.

In a previous article, I reminisced about the childhood memories of free food, with 25% free offers available and 50% free packets were common. A practice which is fast dying out as food manufacturers look to counter the rising costs of energy, by reducing the amount they give you for the same or higher prices. (more…)

Energy wars, famine and ecological damnation

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Last updated on March 27th, 2019 at 10:19 am

“Listening to a radio debate about global warming, it became obvious (but apparently not all) how humanity has painted itself into a corner.”

Climate change kills.

Climate change kills.

The needs and wants of people constrained by the engine of commerce are at loggerheads with the requirements of a healthy planet. Prioritising, one of the other will lead to a devastating outcome, whichever put first. The old rock and a hard place scenario.

So world leaders have signed up to the, go with what you know, approach and continuation of growth leading to resource wars, famine and ecological damnation. (more…)

Policies on energy are a fool’s gold

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 03:00 pm

Why do we let fool’s continue to chase gold?

Power My Home PV Solar Panels UKIt’s a fool’s gold to continue to increase industrial growth when it is apparently affecting our ability to feed ourselves.

Climatic changes bringing on crop failure, water supply problems and marine diversity. Nature needs protecting when so many humans, including the western world, depend.

So it comes as no surprise, that the former chairman of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution and current vice-president of the RSPB, Sir John Lawton, said this week, which the chancellor’s views on the environment are “potentially quite dangerous” and his views were “not interested in evidence”. (more…)

Solar panels are a hangover cure

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Last updated on November 3rd, 2018 at 11:07 am

“While watching the queen’s jubilee celebration, it struck me how most of us are living through the best of times.”

Has humanity peaked?

Has humanity peaked?

What’s this got to do with solar panels? Please bear with me on this; the ending is banging.

Showing my seven-year-old stepson, images from the Hubble space telescope and satellite pictures of the Earth, I was surprised by his blasé nature of the subject matter. (more…)

A wealth cap could save civilisation

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 09:52 am

“If one lesson can learn from history, it is that greed leads to downfall.”

Game changing solar panels and installations.

Game-changing solar panels and installations.

It is an ugly characteristic, which both helps and hinders humanity, but mostly leads to ruin in the end.

Greed is humanity’s Achilles’ heel.

After reading a newspaper article about Richard Ricci, a London banker with a 100 million of pounds fortune, who was then photographed buying lottery tickets, to win the 97 million of Euro prize. Why?

Here, is a man who could never spend the amount he already had, attempting to amass even more wealth for himself. Here is evidence, that people like Mr Ricci, will continually hoard money away from society. This hoarding of wealth is why the engines of commerce are failing. (more…)

A PV solar panel industry looks forward

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Last updated on February 16th, 2019 at 03:49 pm

As someone who’s involved in the PV solar panel (photovoltaic) industry since 2004, I have seen the highs and lows of the industry over the last few years, with a continued stream of grants and tariff fiasco.

Power My Home PV Solar Panels UKIt has broken my heart recently, to see how poorly the latest government policies dealt the industry, but not all the blame should be lade at the door of the government.

The recent media interest from a high-profile court case, which cast a dark cloud over the industry, left consumers confused and left their confidence at an all-time low.

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The dot com boom and solar panels

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Last updated on November 3rd, 2018 at 11:50 am

“What do solar panels and the internet have in common?”

Greed caused the dot.com boom and bust of the turn of the millennium. People rushed to invest in a new exciting, technology with only one thing in mind, financial gain.

The PV solar panel apocalypse in the UK between 2012 and 2018.With a flood of people willing to invest, new and exciting internet companies now viewed as the next big thing, and at the time, many thought would be here to stay.

The fledgeling internet industry when Google was still in its infancy, saw an anticipated return on investment figures, which in hindsight were just too good to be true.

Anything coming across as familiar yet? Greed, it could be said, got in the way of a fantastic idea, but did it? (more…)

Humanity’s ultimate conclusion

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Last updated on December 18th, 2017 at 04:54 pm

“Have you thought of where this modern road is leading? What’s humanity’s ultimate conclusion?”

When the lights go out.

When the lights go out.

We are all currently enjoying the bounty of thousands of years of accumulated wisdom, which have brought, peace to most of the world and technological revolutions climaxing in the ability to break away, study and admire the planet we inhabit, which generations before us, could never have even imagined.

The road, however, long, is not unending, and the ability of modern civilisation curtailed. There doesn’t seem to be a year goes by without the cost of energy rising higher or the price of a cultures lifeblood, petrol, increasing too. (more…)

Forecasting the future for solar panels

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Last updated on November 1st, 2018 at 12:56 pm

“Forecasting the future for solar panels -Living by the seaside gives you a different perspective on life. In medieval times, you were always conscious of what or who may come from over the horizon.”

Where now for oil?

Where now for oil?

In modern times, people don’t tend to look any further than the 5-day weather forecast.

The future is never inevitable, but the outlook predicted, and predictions for energy prices by the big six energy companies themselves, will be just like the seaside tide. The small endless waves of seawater creep up gradually but forcefully. Just like tidal forces, the vast, uncontrollable, engine driving energy prices upward will continue unabated and without mercy.

So for this reason, the solar panel industry will continue to flourish driven by families who wish to be less reliant and reduce their everyday household living and energy costs. The reasons why energy costs continue to flow upward are varied but easy to understand. (more…)

Don’t dilly dally with PV solar panels

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Last updated on February 16th, 2019 at 03:56 pm

Please don’t dilly dally with PV solar panels (photovoltaic) because sometimes the shortsightedness of some people can leave you speechless, but the short-slightness of the people in power just leaves me dumbstruck sometimes.

Domestic solar panels.

Domestic solar panels.

After much heartache over the last few months caused by the governments mishandling of the feed-in tariffs scheme’s reduction for PV solar panels. With the still unsettled court case which the government has already lost twice, but continues to appeal.

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the “Greenest Government Ever”, as quoted by David Cameron, doesn’t like renewable energy technologies. (more…)