Archive for ‘PV & EV’

“PV solar panels and EV (electric vehicles) walking hand-in-hand towards a cheaper energy future for those adopters.”


PV solar panels help the economy

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Last updated on December 28th, 2017 at 07:40 pm

“One of the unspoken reasons for the inability of governments to restart the engines of growth after the economic crisis is high energy costs. PV solar panels can help the future economy.”

Looking forward with PV solar panels.

Looking forward with PV solar panels.

Does it not seem odd that governments across the globe, and not just our own, are scaling back their commitments to a growing and robust alternative energy industry? Although the incentives for solar panels have reduced recently, the need for them, and, in fact, the benefits financially have never disappeared.

The recent feed-in tariff reduction, which was, unfortunately, poorly managed and ultimately caused panic and a torrent of media stories, was always planned. The scheme was still designed to decrease as installation costs decrease alongside.

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Energy companies hate PV solar panels

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Last updated on December 28th, 2017 at 07:42 pm

“The solar wind continually bombards the Earth, like waves hitting pebbles on a beach. PV solar panels capture that solar wind.”

Old versus new energy technology with PV solar panels.

Old versus new energy technology with PV solar panels.

Solar energy or more specifically PV solar panels, which take advantage, of this significant energy source have had a rough time from David Cameron’s “Greenest Government Ever”.

So we ask why the coalition government is becoming more addicted to fossil fuels, rather than scaling up the use of technologies such as photovoltaic panels? (more…)

Mortgage lenders hate free PV solar panels

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Last updated on December 28th, 2017 at 07:43 pm

“If you were one of the lucky homeowners, who had free PV solar panels installed last year, then you may wish to sit down for this. With the rush and rise in popularity of rent a roof and free solar panels schemes, nobody asked themselves how do the banks feel about this?”

We advise you to own your PV solar panels.

We advise you to own your PV solar panels.

For those that installed solar panels themselves, the outlook is good. The saleability of your home should you choose to, over the next 20 years has increased tenfold, and mortgage lenders are happy to lend.

But if you have a third party PV solar panel system on your roof, mortgage lenders are already beginning to reject mortgage and re-mortgage applications. (more…)

Time machines and PV solar panels

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Last updated on December 28th, 2017 at 07:29 pm

“Being a lifelong fan of the Back to the Future films, time travel has always fascinated me, but what if I told you solar technology could be considered a form of time machine?”

You'll love PV solar panels.

You’ll love PV solar panels.

Technology to re-live bygone days will always be the stuff of science fiction of course, but what if I told you that you could relive the golden days of really low energy bills, something without solar panel technology would always remain an impossibility.

Just imagine if we applied this thinking to other technologies such as cars. If a car manufacturer were able to invent a practical engine, which used a much smaller amount of fuel to cover the same amount of distance, then in today’s era of high petrol costs it would be a sure-fire winner. (more…)

Farmers love PV solar panels

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Last updated on December 28th, 2017 at 07:30 pm

“Being at the end of a supply chain leaves you vulnerable. That’s why PV solar panel technology is especially popular with farmers who live at the end of our power grid.”

The same is true with the United Kingdom PLC.

PV-powered solar panelled farms.

PV-powered solar panelled farms.

Since 2005, energy prices have increased a whopping 73% leaving many households in fuel poverty, just because we are all at the end of an international power supply system.

With a whopping 75% of the country’s oil and gas supplies from Russia and the volatile Middle East by 2014with increasing demand and deteriorating North Sea supplies, our growing dependence on imported energy will continue to have severe consequences for everyone. (more…)

Reasons to install PV solar panels

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Last updated on December 28th, 2017 at 07:33 pm

“Just like the advent of cars, washing machines and later computers, the traditional form of rolling out technology has always seen prices trickle down to more affordable prices and PV solar panels will buck that trend.”

PV solar panels will become in high-demand as the energy crunch bites.

PV solar panels will become in high-demand as the energy crunch bites.

As manufacturing is scaled up and costs are scaled-down, as more and more people adopt which usually brings down the price for everyone.

Nothing would give me pleasure, like seeing solar panels springing up everywhere just like satellite dishes did in the 1990’s. However, we live in extraordinary circumstances within human history were 7 billion people are competing for scarce resources now. (more…)

The feed-in tariff rate for PV solar panels

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Last updated on December 28th, 2017 at 07:34 pm

“In a court judgement yesterday, the feed-in tariff rate for solar panels was reinstated to 15.44 pence per kWh after the government was found to have cut the tariff unlawfully.”

PV solar electric panels.

PV solar electric panels

That’s the good news; however, the higher rate will only be applicable to solar panels installations completed before the 3rd March.

Again this will create the same scenario which occurred in December when homeowners scrambled to complete their installation before a deadline date.

Understandably, there are installation dates available, but they are limited, so be quick if you wish to meet this second deadline for the 15.44 pence higher rate. (more…)

The UK’s Northerners and PV solar panels

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Last updated on December 28th, 2017 at 07:35 pm

“Did you know that there are more PV solar panels installed in the north of the United Kingdom than the south, proving once and for all that solar panels does work well in the British climate?”

PV solar panels are popular in the North of England.

PV solar panels are popular in the North of England.

This data covers the period 2010/ 20011 as the feed-in tariffs, which rewards pioneer adopters of both solar electric and solar heating type installations, give a guaranteed income as well as free electricity.

The adoption rate of solar panels has increased dramatically since the feed-in tariffs introduced in April 2010. 260MW of power generated, with 48,460 separate installations across the UK. (more…)

PV solar panels are for life

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Last updated on December 28th, 2017 at 07:09 pm

“With the overwhelming success of the feed-in tariffs for PV solar panels in 2010 and 2011, I am sure you have noticed them on the roofs of homes in your area, and in the future, will continue to do so at an ever-increasing rate.”

Solar heating and PV solar panels last longer than your mortgage.

Solar heating and PV solar panels last longer than your mortgage.

The reason for this is simple.

Stuart Lovatt, the founder of Power My Home, explains. “Since the feed-in tariffs began in 2010 we have always shouted from the rooftops ‘(excuse the pun) that installing PV solar panels sooner rather than later is a must. The incentive schemes have always been designed to reward early adopters the most and later adopters the least.” (more…)

Future is bright for PV solar panels

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Last updated on December 28th, 2017 at 07:14 pm

“With the reduction of the feed-in tariffs rate this week and with all the negative media attention that this has brought. “

Home of the energy savvy.

Home of the energy savvy.

You may forgive for thinking that PV solar panels are a technology of the past, like tea–making machines or the unforgettable Sinclair C5’s.

The reality, however, will be more and more PV solar panels will continue to adorn homes up and down the country and especially worldwide. How can we be so confident of this?

Put just, energy costs both nationally and internationally will continue to rise at quicker and quicker rates with all of us worldwide having to find ways to alleviate this pain on a more long-term basis. (more…)