Saffron Walden, United Kingdom (PressExposure) July 20, 2011 -- Solar panels are becoming increasingly an important part of many people's lives. Solar panel adoption has increased by more than 10% year on year over the last four years, meaning that now in the UK there are more than 30,000 domestic solar installations.
Government schemes have recently been put into place to encourage solar power to become even more widespread, which are currently - in the UK - the Feed in Tariff and, as of this June, the Renewable Heat Incentive. These mean that residential solar panel systems will pay themselves off over time in the UK, and their owners will make a large profit. There is currently no grant system in place though - it is just this gradual payment back over time - so solar panels are currently something that appeals to a rich demographic, which is unfortunate and hopefully will be addressed over time.
Society's increased awareness of the importance of the environment means that most large newspapers, such as the Guardian or the Telegraph now feature an environmental section.
This is a vital step in helping save the planet - people wanting to help make a difference are no-longer labelled as isolated extremists, but instead they are celebrated, similar to how smoking in public has shifted in our perception from acceptable to rude, the reverse is happening with those wanting to go green.
As part of these efforts, TalkSolarPanels have launched a brand new solar panels and environmental blog, with the aim being to get in some guest bloggers, and to focus on making environmental issues fun, interesting and involving.
A new story will get included at least once a week, and usually once every two or three days. TalkSolarPanels are looking to expand the number of writers though to meet the eventual goal of having multiple environmental issues every day to create an environmental online newspaper, with people able to download it to their mobile devices.