Time machines and PV solar panels

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.

This technology does exist within the Toyota Prius, which begs the question; why are other manufacturers such as Ford, GM and others not applying this to their most popular models?

The point I am making here is that we already have the technology and the ability around today to allow us to severely reduce the amount of costly energy which is essential in our everyday lives.

Both solar panels and alternative engines are fast becoming a necessity in the world with global competitive markets and newly born superpowers getting a hunger for our energy-hungry lifestyles. You don’t need a crystal ball or a time machine to see what’s coming.

The early home owners who pioneered their solar panel installations were definitely onto something, that only now most of us are only just beginning to understand.

Solar panels news update

The recent media exposure of the current legal wrangling in the high court’s regarding the feed-in tariffs for solar panels continues, with the coalition government losing two court cases to the solar panel industry and an appeal continuing the fiasco even now.

The feed-in tariff rate reduction from 15.44 pence to 15.44 pence will undoubtedly affect the number of ‘quick buck’ homes and businesses investing in solar technology, but with modifications in technology and installation costs; reducing the initial outlay, the savings made in comparison to earlier installations will almost cancel out the difference.

It’s time for everyone to get serious about increasingly expensive traditional energy, but you don’t need science fiction technologies to do it.

With 25-30 plus year lifespan, solar panels are an investment in your household’s energy future, reducing your reliance on traditional energy supply and saving and enjoying energy bills that will seem from a bygone age.


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  • Hi there

    The company who installed your solar panels should have given you a commissioning certificate upon completion.

    You then contact your traditional energy supplier and they will send you a form. Send the form off with a copy of the comm certificate, then your energy company will then pay you annually after reading the output meter.

    Hope this helps.

  • Rob Roberts

    I live in the Highlands of Scotland and have had a 3.85 Kw System running since the 1 st February this year and to date
    I have generated 256.3 KwH of power.

    My roof is facing SSE and the pitch is 30 degrees. I was informed that I would receive 43.3 pence per KWH for input to the national grid.

    I have yet to find out ‘Who’ pays me and how will or do they know what I have ‘Produced’ in order to pay me. Any assistance on this matter would be appreciated.