Why isn't every suitable new house having solar panels fitted? Tesla's (other brands may be available) solar tiles look interesting - it'll be grand when they (or similar) become commercially viable and part of a standard install.
For most houses they are permitted development so you don't need planning permission unless you're in a conservation area or live in a listed building
Nanny Beach said:
We did get 3 quotes for solar panels, and they are out of our price bracket.
Problem is, Germany used to source almost a third of its electicity from nuclear power, but after Fukushima they reacted by immediately shutting down a large proportion of their nuclear plants and initiating a phase out of all the rest. Most of this was replaced by.... wait for it... coal powered electricity!! Which meant they had to accelerate massively renewables like wind turbines.
Nanny Beach I think 'PV' is a 'Photo Voltaic' cell, or some such, i.e. posh for solar panel.
If Global Warming is as severe as they say it is, we all have to accept that it's caused by people using energy of one sort or another to support their daily existence. With a net increase in world population of 50,000 per day every day, I'd suggest anything we do today will be nullified by this time tomorrow? But, is it global? With 90% of the world's population living north of the equator, is that a factor for us here? Is there a benefit in offshore wind farms, if they can act as nursery areas for fish species that the trawlers won't be able to reach? Fear concentrates the minds of the people, and keeps them in order.