“Forecasting the future for solar panels -Living by the seaside gives you a different perspective on life. In medieval times, you were always conscious of what or who may come from over the horizon. In modern times, people don’t tend to look any further than the 5-day weather forecast.”The future is never certain, but the outlook can be predicted, and predictions for energy prices by the big six energy companies themselves, will be just like the sea side tide. The small endless waves of sea water creep up gradually but forcefully. Just like tidal forces, the huge, uncontrollable, engine driving energy prices upward will continue unabated and without mercy.
So for this reason, the solar panel industry will continue to flourish driven by families who wish to be less reliant and reduce their everyday household living and energy costs. The reasons why energy costs continue to flow upward are varied, but easy to understand.
The low lying and easy to reach fruit, which is the current oil and gas fields have been plucked, and the amount of people demanding to eat this fruit is increasing year on year. As for finding new fruit tree’s to pick from, well this is becoming harder with the only substantial resources left being at more dangerous and difficult locations such as the Arctic with deeper and more treacherous locations.
The most logical conclusion to derive from this pressing situation which threatens 98% of the human population, is to reduce the amount of energy each of us uses on a daily basis, but if we aren’t going to sacrifice our creature comforts, then finding other sources of heat and power energy can only come from alternative energy sources, the most common type being solar panels.
1980’s turbo chargers and solar panels
The car manufacturing industries have already begun to use this concept, by making cars with smaller engines, but using additional 1980’s style super-charger or turbo technology, to give the same or close to the same output from a smaller engine size.
Strapping a turbo charged component to an engine allows you to use less fuel, but also still gives you acceleration, similar to a larger engine. Exactly the same principle occurs with solar panels.
Adding a supplemental technology like solar panels, will allow you the same output, but with reduced running costs and lower bills coming through your letter box, however, unlike your car, your pv solar panels will still be working and benefiting you in 20 years time when your car would be nothing but a distant memory.
Now the tide has changed from cheap and abundant too expensive and worth fighting over, the civilisation we all depend upon, has sleepwalked into a period of increased global population, occurring at the same time as oil and thus energy production peaking.
In a world where our leaders continue to shout for growth, but this has the same consequence as hitting your turbo boosted accelerator instead of the brake.
In the same way, you wouldn’t want to be driving a large-engine car when petrol prices reach the milestone £2.00 per Litre, you also wouldn’t want to be wholly dependent on the big six companies, when energy prices reach limitless heights.
Time and tide wait for no man, but the man can still prepare himself before the forces of inevitability are forced upon him, and it will be this way of thinking, which will grow the solar panel industry from its current fledgling status.
"Feel the pride."
Stuart Lovatt on
Founder of Heat My Home.