The power of women behind the solar revolution

June 2nd, 2015

“As a man raised by a headstrong woman and whom has respect for other empowered women, even today within our own industry, I would therefore like to welcome Amanda Rudd to the Department of Energy and Climate Change.”

The sun goddess Sunna from German mythology.

The sun goddess Sunna from German mythology.

Rudd has recently declared:

“We in the UK are leading the way in clean technology, innovation, creating new jobs and helping to power our economic recovery.”

I look forward to witnessing the power of a woman, help push the solar panel industry into its rightful place as the people’s technology of the 21st century. Read the rest of this entry »

A game-changing week for solar panels

May 8th, 2015

“Get’em while they’re hot.”

This has been a week of good and bad news for the solar panel industry.

Sunrise or sunset for the industry?

Sunrise or sunset for the industry?

From day one, I have always cautioned that the incentives available for solar panels were a window of opportunity and those smart enough to take advantage of the opportunity will be rewarded financially and self-righteously for decades to come.

The uptake of photovoltaic solar panels in particular have been steadily increasing year on year thanks in most part to the ‘Labour’ inspired feed-in tariff scheme. However, this new ‘Conservative’ led government is almost certainly going to sweep away the incentives currently on offer. Read the rest of this entry »

Vote solar panels and help us avoid fracking up the future

April 28th, 2015

“Let’s cut the crap! You can’t do nothing economically without an affordable and long-term energy strategy. Every other electoral promise is just throwing sweets about like a clown at a child’s birthday party.”

Fracking versus solar panels.

Fracking versus solar panels.

No deficit reduction, no NHS spending, no up-down or down-up wealth creation can occur if our energy supply isn’t properly secured.

Increased disposable income for the masses and thus a more resilient economy cannot occur while our nation is dependent on the big six energy companies. No amount of switching providers will change that fact.

In fact, the only reason the 1980s boomed was because of the huge investment in the North Sea, but now a more permanent fix is required for our future energy requirements.

Fast forward thirty years and the short term-ism of that investment is now becoming apparent (ironically, less time than a solar panel systems working life) and a fresher approach to unlocking household income from the uncertainty and volatility of global energy markets is now required. Read the rest of this entry »

In the desire to be middle class, have we forgotten our roots

April 14th, 2015

“Keeping up with the neighbours has been the driving force for our economy since the 1950s and has begun to drive the desire for solar panels today.”

Appearing to be middle class.

Appearing to be middle class.

Although this social-climbing can help drive the uptake of alternative technologies going forward, unfortunately, this same desire to be accepted as an equal amongst the German car clad driveways of Britain has tainted our society’s ability to empathise.

As a forty something growing up in the 1970s, the desire of my parents to be middle classed was always overshadowed by the desire to survive the economic problems of those times.

Today, I hear people who should know better, now condemning the victims of our current economic woes and this has awoken me to the mass hate-filled indoctrination being spewed out by interwoven media and politics. Read the rest of this entry »

Baby boomers still rebellious at heart

March 26th, 2015

“The largest demographic to adopt solar panels today were young in the 60s. So a 1960s style shifts in culture is being led by the Baby boomers that are still rebellious at heart.”

1968 - Showing the young ones, how its done.

1968 - Showing the young ones, how its done.

Releasing the grip of a centralised energy system was never going to be easy.

Decentralising our energy supply and disinvestment in fossil fuels can be achieved whilst being led by those who have changed our society before.

The current establishment don’t want people generating their own power or heating our homes without them.

If you really want to teach politicians that ‘the people’ hold the balance of power or your simply fed-up of being a cash cow for a privatised energy system, then solar panels are for you. Read the rest of this entry »