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Its now March the 25th, the spring budget was bad for everybody who pays for energy, this like me who invested in a renewable energy like solar thermal or solar PV will have a built in offset to the highest energy costs we have seen.
My own new Thermal Store heated direct from my 18 yr old evacuated tube heat pipes has acheived 60c of heated water in this highly insulated thermal store made in UK. Over the past 2 weeks, have carried out some tests, like what is the HW loss over night ! just 4c
I have also concluded I need to replace my 21 yr old thermostatic shower mixer, as the hot water through this device on the maximum HW setting is less hot that opening a tap.
In order to have a shower in the monring with a store temperture of below 50c, the shower valve has to be replaced.
With the loft double insulated and boarded over and covered in throw awaiting underlay and carpet i picked up for free, I can never understand these outdated practices of increasing the insulation thickness to 250mm so you cannot see the joists. If you cannot see the joists you will never be able to walk in the loft or use the loft for one of my new thermo syphon pre heat cold water mains systems.
The good new is that solar panels will be VAT free as from 1st April
We are now in February 2022, lots has happened since I last posted a news story, so let’s start with the energy crises, now hitting every household across the UK, along with every business that relies on energy to produce products.
Today it was announced by the Chancellor that the energy cap will increase by £793 from 1st April, an increase on current energy variable bills of 54%.
This increase including on every business will increase inflation as companies raise their prices to offset the costs.
At the same time the bank of England raised the interest rate, 2nd time in 2 months to 0.50% This will increase our own mortgage interest rate by another £21.00 on top of the last increase, or even higher. Those who are unable to increase income, will have to cut out other household costs in order to pay these rising costs.
The Chancellor has provided a £150 payment through council tax from April and a further £200 discount via the utility provider in October, when a further increase in energy costs are anticipated.
I am one of the lucky ones, who invested in a solar thermal heating and hot water system back in 2003, then in 2021, invested in a new more efficient Thermal Store.
We are now into February 2022, with lots happening ahead.
I am looking to add news stories about my plans for the next 5 yrs, having decided to come out of Semi Retirment
The document below was sent to me by a trusted respected friend, who would not normally read this stuff, but with so many conspiracy theories going on and posted on social media, this one is very detailed.
I wrote back to my friend to saying "why would China do this, as its destroying 60% of its export markets worldwide, which will result in millions of job losses, something that scares the Beijing government the most" YOU DECIDE!
The Coronavirus traveled all over the world from Wuhan, but did not make it to Beijing or Shanghai ... can anyone explain that? There are so many questions, after all, where it all started, in China, the Chinese stock market did not collapse, but the American and European markets did - and when those markets collapsed, the Chinese bought big. All roads lead back to China ...
1. They created a virus for which they already had an antidote.
2. They purposely spread the virus for financial gain.
3. There is a clear demonstration of efficiency ... they built hospitals in a few days. They had to be prepared with the organized projects ... with the ordering of the equipment, the hiring of labor, the water and sewage network, the prefabricated building materials and the storage in an impressive volume, it all happened very quickly.
4. They caused chaos in the world, beginning with Europe and the rest of the western worlds.
5. Quickly decimating the economies of dozens of countries.
6. Stop production and manufacturing lines in factories and primary production in dozens of countries
7. Causing the stock markets to crash and then they bought stocks, bonds and companies at bargain prices.
8. They then quickly gained control of the epidemic in their country. After all, they were ready and he was never really out of control.
9. In all this, they managed to lower the price of basic products, including the price of oil.
10. Now they are going back to mass production while the rest of the world is stopped.
Also note how quickly Chinese unions
activated to "hoard" purchases of bus cargo to regional shopping
centers across Australia, stripping our shelves of toilet paper and staple
foods. It happened before most of us knew what was happening, even before
we knew what the Coronavirus was.
PS: Read the 1999 book by Chinese Colonels Qiao Liang and Wang Xiangsui,
"Unrestricted War: China's Master Plan to Destroy America," on
Amazon. Everything is there.
It is worth reflecting ..
Just think about this ...
How come Russia and North Korea are almost totally free of Covid-19?
Because they are strong allies of China. The lowest reported cases of
Covid-19 are from these 2 countries. On the other hand, South Korea /
United Kingdom / Italy / Spain and Asia are seriously affected. And how
is it that Wuhan is suddenly free from the deadly virus?
China will say that its initial drastic measures they took were very severe and that Wuhan was locked up to contain the spread to other areas. I'm sure they are using the virus antidote that was already available before they released it. Why was Beijing not affected at all? And another interesting fact ... Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Wuhan at the peak of the outbreak ... why did he put on a simple RM1 face mask to visit those affected areas? As president, shouldn't you have been covered from head to toe in a hazardous materials suit? Perhaps because the antidote had already been injected, there was no need to worry? There is no doubt that this is a biological warfare. And the world will be so different when this crisis calms down. Maybe this is just stage one ... And China really takes over the world
Thermaltricity International and PVT Lab in Australia, have been working towards delivering a cost effective answer for photovoltaic thermal (PVT) systems. PVT Lab have recently announced their latest design, the CoolsheetTM heat exchange panel. The Coolsheet system has an International PCT Patent filing and a number of Design Registrations, the system has been designed from the ground up to be light weight, installer friendly and cost effective. A successful pilot system has been operational for 18 months and a large scale commercial system will be installed by the end of 2019.
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I am looking to establising a social solar enterprise with Kwabena Danso in the near future,
which will provide high quality solar related products to the many and not the
few at prices, where the profit is re-invested into better education of the
greater use of solar energy off grid across Ghana.
In 2017, after being contacted by a trust in Canada for help in reducing a communities energy and water bills, I arranged a shipment of a range of LED lights to replace outdated ones for a project in Sth Africa (Botshabelo Community)
On the 13th June, i met up with Kwabena Danso in London, who was looking to find a UK importer/distributor for his NOW famous Booomers Bamboo Bikes.
His company received foreign aid from the UK government, which has resulted in an increase to 40 workers in his Village, where the bike frames are produced. He now exports $250,000 in value to countries like Germany, Canada, the Netherlands, USA and Australia.
His presentation at a community hall in Bermondsey, London attracted around 40 people including the Ghana minister for trade and investmen who i gave my business card too as well as one of my LED 10 watt own brand bulbs, so he could consider if this idea could be sold to the government of Ghana.
I was given 10 minutes to present a range of my Portable solar lighting products, including my plans to switch Ghana as I am planning in Senegal to 100% LED light bulbs by 2020.
I am also seeking to help kwabena localy with a local bike assembly business for his Bamboo bikes
This day I congratulate myself reaching 70 years on this earth and where I will be and what will I being doing when I reach 80!
One thing is guranteed, I will not be retireing any time soon, as its only when you reach such an age with 43 yrs in business start ups, that you have the experiance and knowledge to the next 10 yr.