Posted: 03/12/2016 at 18:35
Only 2 years ago, I had a discussion with a "solar panel specialist" ( sales man in ordinary terms).
When I showed him my electricity consumption ( which I monitor weekly for my own benefit ) and suggested that I would gain nothing from installing solar panels unless I could store it and use when needed, his response was..........you need to use more electricity.!! Whilst I realise he was intent on flogging solar panels, anyone with a modicum of sense would have shown him the door - as I did As far as I am aware, this attitude has not changed greatly altho I would be enormously pleased to be contradicted.
There is no real promotion of power saving IME anyway..........simply the promotion of power generation. Everyone wants ever faster broadband, more power consuming gadgets, etc. Believe it or not, there are people alive today who do not realise that by leaving their computers, TV's etc on standby 24/7, they are consuming power.
A lot more education is needed with regard to the responsible use of power - however generated.