Archive for the ‘Solar’ Category.

Solar-panel “trees” really are inferior (or: “In which hopelessly inept journalists reduce me to having to debunk a school science project”)

This article is reproduced from here. For some reason it has been taken down from his blog… I have the intention of writing this very post on this blog, and I may well still do so, but for now here is someone else’s…

Just to be clear, this is not a scam! It is, however, a really good example of really sloppy journalism.

Solar breakthrough?

Some poor 13-year-old kid is all over the news as having made a “solar breakthrough”. The news is to blame. All the usual suspects — popular environment blogs, tech magazines — blindly parrot the words of this very misinformed (not to blame him, he’s an unguided 13 year old) kid. Continue reading ‘Solar-panel “trees” really are inferior (or: “In which hopelessly inept journalists reduce me to having to debunk a school science project”)’ »

Hydrox Solutions, more pseudo-science with university endorsement

I have been blogging about HHO for years now. One of the tools I use to try to explain to people that this “technology” does not work is that if it did work then it would have been investigated by a university somewhere, however because any scientist with any idea of their subject can see that this “technology” is preposterous claptrap, that it cannot possibly work, no scientist or university will touch it.

In all the years I have been following “hydrogen-hybrids” I have never seen any proof whatsoever that it works… and the reason that I have never seen any proof is because it does not work.

That is until now… Continue reading ‘Hydrox Solutions, more pseudo-science with university endorsement’ »

“Don’t Buy Solar Panels, Make Your Own!” Nonsense!

Another scam on Facebook, “Don’t Buy Solar Panels – Make Your Own!” at mysolarplans.com is just another name for GreenDIYEnergy.com which is just another name for earth4energy.com…. which is, at worst, simply a scam, and at the least it is VERY misleading; you can’t make your own solar electric PV panels from components you find at the hardware store… not without smashing up a set of garden lights or something anyway, and if you did that you would not end up with a decent size, efficient, usable system, let alone anything comparable to a system at “$27,000 average cost”. Continue reading ‘“Don’t Buy Solar Panels, Make Your Own!” Nonsense!’ »