"As a young boy scout I was taught the value of
preparedness. I therefore have a no-nonsense approach to promoting
solar panels and now find myself to be almost evangelical in my
I firstly want to dispel a common misconception that the northern
European climates do not have enough sunshine for solar panels.
This misconception is incorrect, because we actually receive 60%
of what the equatorial countries receive in solar radiation.
"There's nothing more powerful than when a
technologies time has come."
From March to October this technology is at its most effective
with users also gaining in the winter days too. Once installed,
you can either leave your existing boiler dormant for eight months
with solar heating, or generate an income for the next 20 years
plus with PV technology.
Many people are waking up to the fact that energy costs will
continue to rise exponentially and alongside the feed-in tariffs,
will make a solar panel installation a very sound investment indeed.
"The fight for civilisation is won;
the challenge of keeping it has just begun!"
When they train police interceptors advanced driving, one of the first skills they teach you is to see potential danger around you and observe further down the road. This skill should also be used to spot potential problems to our ability to heat and power our homes.
This is why the pioneers of solar panel technology choose to install. For more energy independence in a world of global political wrangling and uncertainties around energy security. This technologies super-long lifespan help to contribute to that goal individually and nationally as adoption rates increase.
A technology for investment.
With bank rates falling to as little as 1.0% on savings, you will almost certainly get a better return on investment with the feed-in tariff scheme - now available for both electric and heating solar panels.
However, be forewarned! The current incentives that give solar technology a great return on investment at the moment, will gradually be reduced to newer adopters, as uptake increases and feed-in tariff rates are reduced. This is a window of opportunity that will not be around for later adopters.
Over the last 50 years, solar technology has been refined and tweaked to a point where we can now get outstanding performance, even in the United Kingdom and more generally the northern hemisphere. The old myth that solar technology doesn't work well, was a myth back then and even less accurate today.
These years of extensive research and development have brought this much needed technology into our homes and will continue to do so as conventional fuels continue to become more expensive.
Feel the love.
Back in the 1950s, my grandad was lucky enough to be able to buy a new Volkswagen Beetle. Motorways were still a new phenomenon, so being able to take his family out on day-trips to the seaside when other families still relied on coach trips, must have filled him with much joy and pride.
My grandad loved that car so much that it was still in mint condition and much loved even when I grew up in the 1990s. There are not many technologies in life that can last so long and enthuse such pride in a family, but solar panels do just that too.