Archive | July, 2012

Who owns the world’s seed varieties?

Monsanto accounts for almost one quarter of the world’s proprietary seed market. As opposed to heirloom seed which is publicly owned seed. The top 3 companies, Monsanto (US), Dupont (US) and Syngenta (Switzerland) account for 47% of the world’s proprietary seed market. (2007 seed sales). Ironically (or not) all three are primarily chemical companies, historically, […]

Grid connect solar panels installation

How do I manage my grid connect system?

After 5-6 years of intense grid connect solar installations nationally and internationally, we now need to turn our minds to the management and maintenance of existing installed systems. Some of the key questions that arise post-installation are; Do I need to wash my panels? How long will my panels last? Should my inverter be making […]