Archive for ‘Solar panels in the UK’

“A growing army of people adopting solar panels who are securing their long-term energy future.”


Solar buyback schemes want your feed-in tariff contract!

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Last updated on June 26th, 2017 at 03:39 pm

“Since its inception, the feed-in tariff scheme has seen over 750,000 homes install PV solar panels, but in another extraordinary twist to the story; contracts are now being purchased like Pokemon trading cards.”

UPDATE: The MCS accreditation body wants solar-owners report companies that trade in such contracts.

Are solar buyback schemes a good thing?

Are solar buyback schemes a good thing?

Beneficial or not?

One proud solar-owner told me that he had been approached by such a company who wanted to buy his feed-in tariff contract for a measly couple of grand under what they called a ‘Solar buyback’ scheme!

This ‘lucky’ PV owner was offered the option of cashing in on his FIT with a tax free lump sum.

I mused that “like the infamous ‘payday loans’ and ‘unlock your home’s equity’ schemes, you would have to be either desperate or ignorant to accept such an offer. (more…)

Fighting in solar panels and green energy’s corner

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Last updated on May 14th, 2017 at 07:26 pm

“Twelve years of shouting from the rooftops about solar panels have seen tears of joy, sadness and quite frankly, I have put my life on the line in this good fight.”

Fighting for a solar-powered world.

Fighting for a solar-powered world.

Why?

Because a solar-powered civilisation is not only achievable; it’s necessary!

Today, we have secretive, global-wide geoengineering occuring because of forty years of deception to simply keep you blindly shopping.

And like national debt today, the ecological problems get kicked further down the road for later generations to deal with – we are that generation! (more…)

Reuniting Britain under a ‘clean energy’ goal

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Last updated on September 20th, 2016 at 08:23 pm

“Nobody can tell you who’ll be Prime Minister in thirty years time, but what is certain; is that solar panels, will still be contributing to your family’s future – Ma’am.”

A time for leadership from our royal leader.

A time for leadership from our royal leader.

With this kind of longevity, they can help your family ride out any political upheavals.

People arguing that there is not much sun in the UK – think twice. For the first time, the UK’s solar panels generated more electricity than was produced from coal.

With advancements in photovoltaics today, the realistic prospect of such technologies producing 95% of their generating capacity after 20 years is now proven. (more…)

Welcome to a new organic solar panel industry

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Last updated on November 5th, 2016 at 11:23 pm

Solar panels will still be generating once the long abandoned fracking fields and the associated toxicity has leaked into our seas when our children are our age now.”

You'll never find genius in politics.

You'll never find genius in politics.

Solar panels in the UK are fantastic at what they do, and just like the organic food industry; have many corporate enemies who don’t want us all less dependent on them.

The solar and organic food industries have so many things in common and both agree that government policy today is dictated by corporations and not common sense or acting in the peoples best interest.

Putting the obvious aside, I will concede that changes to the photovoltaic incentives recently; have been unhelpful but required. The feed-in tariff was originally designed to incentivize individual households, but due to a technical loophole allowed companies to profit instead. (more…)

Our solar panels are better than their panels

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Last updated on September 7th, 2016 at 07:27 pm

“The road to a cleaner world has been made especially difficult by commission hungry salesmen with just enough technical knowledge to bag they’re next sale – but don’t lose heart.”

Solar panels are essential for a cleaner greener world.

I developed Heat my Home as a resource for the earliest solar adopters, to help them avoid the pitfalls that come with being a solar pioneer.

Solar panel technology has been that next ‘big thing’ for a few years now in the eye of the salesperson, but the biggest industry lesson learned was; if you’re told “Our panels are the best in the world”, then back away slowly and politely. (more…)

Solar panels are healthy for humanity and the right thing to do

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Last updated on May 14th, 2017 at 08:26 pm

“The act of installing solar panels is just as important today, as ensuring safe drinking water was in our earlier history.”

Because I want my grandchildren to know granny did something.

Because I want my grandchildren to know granny did something.

In the 1920s, all drinking water began to be disinfected with chlorine. This single act of sanitation brought us the rising populations that gave us the modern world that we see today.

These well-defined moments in time are seldom seen as such at that time, and the people in those grainy black and white films, would never have known the consequences that their new safe and clean drinking water supply would have on the future. (more…)

Don’t rush into buying solar panels, but don’t dilly dally either

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Last updated on May 14th, 2017 at 08:27 pm

“A good friend of mine phoned me up about a conversation he had with a doorstep canvasser, who was pressing him into adopting solar panels before the January change.”

I wouldn't recommend an East/West solar installation to my mum, so I wouldn't recommend for you either.

I wouldn't recommend an East/West solar installation to my mum, so I wouldn't recommend for you either.

I get a complete breakdown of the conversation and I can tell you it upset me.

Firstly, yet again the seemingly incompetent way in which the government seems to handle the incentives for solar panels is allowing shameless companies to take advantage of people.

The direct sales and cold calling teams are ramping up activity and knocking on double the amount of doors to urge folks into getting solar panels installed before it’s too late – I thought. (more…)

Solar panels in the UK, don’t make me laugh

Friday, September 11th, 2015

Last updated on May 14th, 2017 at 08:30 pm

Solar panels don’t work in the UK”. Yes, they do work and brilliantly. If people actually researched the subject properly, they would find out that solar panels actually run less-efficiently in hotter climates than cooler ones.”

Solar panels effectiveness in the UK.

Solar panels effectiveness in the UK.

You don’t even have to take my word for it, as now over 600.000 solar panels installed in Scotland alone have taken place in the last five years.

Annual UK solar radiation figures:
Scotland: 900-1000 kWh per sqm.
Midlands: 1000-1200 kWh per sqm.
South coast: 1100-1300 kWh per sqm.

Then there’s the countless solar heating panel installations which were installed prior to the current feed-in tariff scheme. Solar heating panels were the most popular type of solar panel installation in the UK before the advent of the solar tariff schemes. (more…)

Solar panels will be the savior of our debilitated civilisation

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Last updated on May 15th, 2017 at 09:40 am

“Hundreds of years in the future, the oil industry will be no more than a small industry supplying lubrication products and the thought of burning it for energy will be viewed as neanderthal.”

Ensuring your children’s survival once involved appeasing the sun gods. Mankind once again needs to worship the sun.

Ensuring your children’s survival once involved appeasing the sun gods. Mankind once again needs to worship the sun.

The baby steps towards this world view have already begun, and the oil industry has used and continue to use every dirty trick in the book to prevent this timeline from occurring.

Wrestling the power that the traditional energy industry holds over us, will be like wrestling a dangerous object from a belligerent toddler – a necessary, but painful procedure.

(more…)

Are solar panels in the UK worth it?

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Last updated on May 15th, 2017 at 09:41 am

“The revolution will not be televised. The revolution is on the world’s rooftops as solar technology becomes a symbol of hope in a civilisation that is now beginning to fail due to its dependence on burning dead dinosaurs.”

They don't want you to generate your own power which makes solar technologies cool.

They don't want you to generate your own power which makes solar technologies cool.

I regularly get asked whether solar panels are worth it, and I simply reply that 600,000 homes in just the United Kingdom alone have them on their roofs.

Many installed solar panels to invest, but the vast majority of people I spoke to in the last decade, simply see trouble down the road for their children/grandchildren and want to invest in a better future.

These are planetary sized issues that ‘we are truly all in it together’ with. Solar savvy people are simply taking matters into their own hands and I would go further and declare solar panels as a symbol of cool whilst the world’s politicians continue to blunder their way through the 21st century. (more…)



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