Warnings over unethical FREE solar PV offers

Lots of people are turning to renewable energy like solar and as a result companies that offer FREE solar PV installations are rising as well. PTS, a plumbing and heating merchant, warns over increasing unethical tactics being used by some companies offer free solar panel installations.

Some techniques involve installing solar panels on peoples home for free in exchange of feed-in-tariff that they will receive from Government. While some reputable companies that do it, offer free maintenance throughout their contract and use MCS approved installers, some unethical companies don’t offer such customer protection and targeting old, vulnerable customers leaving them unanswered questions about maintenance, resale value of home and increased insurance cost.

In some cases, they offer poor quality solar panels that are not good enough to generate enough electricity to power the house and exporting to national grid.

This unethical practices will harm people’s confidence in solar energy and should be stopped. Home owners are advised to check the company’s reputation before installing solar panels and to make sure they use MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) approved installers and well known solar panel manufacturer brands. This is a one time investment for 25 years and don’t get carried away but some cheap sales tactics. Invest wisely and they will pay back.

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Grand National : The Sad Side

600 million people watched Grand National today. It is one of the biggest horse racing event in the world. I watched it a bit, the last part where there were no falls. Then I read the report that two horses had been died today. I was shocked. Horse racing is not a safe thing to do for the horses. But the Grand National is probably the worst. Five horses died in 2009 and the similar numbers in the following year. This year the number is 3(2 today and 1 yesterday) Why we have to watch and enjoy something where we have to take the risks of killing some innocent animals? I know these horses are bred purely for racing purposes. I know they wouldn’t even exist if they are not for races. I know they live the best of their lives while they are alive and performing well. But still, why can’t we have a race (if we have to) where there is no or less risk of fatality. The pleasure of watching a race is gone the next moment when you hear about these sad deaths. Entertainment does not need to cost lives of some innocent horses. If it does, I don’t need entertainment.

The horses are:

  • Ornais
  • Dooney’s Gate
  • Inventor

RIP, you guys. I am ashamed to be a so called educated, knowledgeable, kind and posh human being.