MANY READERS have asked how the INQ solar panels performed in the dull dark days before Christmas, and afterwards, for that matter.
We doubt we will ever get a “return on our investment” but we can tell you we are still in credit with Eon and also getting cheques for contributing to the “National Grid”.
If you’ve no idea what we’re talking about, we at INQ Central spent a small fortune on 15 Sanyo solar panels around this time last year – half of it was paid for by the UK government, eager then to demonstrate its "green" credentials.
After about a week of installing this stuff, the things went live and it is fair to say that they have delivered those watts, those volts, and those amps beyond our reasonable expectations.
Indeed, the Mageeks have been in credit with our electricity provider Eon ever since the switch was thrown on the south east facing roof of ours. You can’t store this stuff, the excess you generate is sent to the “grid”, ‘gor bless it.
The big problem with solar panels is of course, the cost. You would be a nutcase if you tried to justify it on the basis of carbon emissions, but, on the other hand, the panels will save you money provided you have enough, facing the right direction, and you can afford the money to get them installed.
People still sometimes say that London is a “foggy” place and the sun never shines, but it does break through the clouds quite a lot, and light is enough to excite the electrons into action.
We really believe the “carbon emission” stuff is just unsustainable trash put out by people who don’t have a clue. The way to stop carbon emissions is to stop London drivers burning up diesel and petroleum and creating smogs and fogs which prevent our little Sun shining.
We live on a quiet road here in Old Harrow. The sun shines all year round.
And we Mageeks are very pleased with the performance of the Sanyo panels. Let’s hope the prices of solar cells get a lot cheaper, and very very soon – we’re convinced the Sahara desert could power Europe in the north and south of the Sahara too. Where there is a will, there is a way, init? µ
Oh and it'll also help give aural pleasure
But it might still not be enough to make virtual reality super appealing
And a ridiculous competition
Now you can talk to your silly-looking earbuds too