Tariffs for electricity in Cyprus increased by about 30%, and with calm analysis and calculation - almost 58% increase in the period from January 2011 to February 2012. And it began what I had predicted, though atypical for Cyprus at a rate - people slowly began to have those who are trying to have them. Quite simply, the Cypriots and possibly non-residents of Cyprus began to look for ways to reduce energy costs. "Optimization" of costs, of course, went along the path of least resistance - the Chinese way. And the response time for consumers to raise tariffs surprised and completely uncharacteristic for Cyprus.
In Cyprus, there were companies that began to offer special appliances that can reduce electricity consumption. Electric company of Cyprus (EAC) - a monopolist-supplier of electricity, tense and nervous. Money will then begin, if not already begun, to lose decent. And for consumers of their services every month thinking - minus absolutely not superfluous 100-200 Euro from the family budget, which stimulates to action. By engaging all possible media resources, the EAS began to process and zombify the island's inhabitants - it's all a lie, these devices do not work, it's a fraud. In fact, all these devices work fine, significantly reduce electricity consumption, save a lot of money and pay off in the first month of use. Another thing is that the legality of the use of such devices is extremely doubtful.
To go on a civilized way of reducing the cost of consumed electricity is hampered by the Cypriot mentality - laziness, whitefish and the desire to get a lot, immediately and with minimal effort. The idea of using solar power stations in the country with 360 sunny days a year is broken about these vital nuances. Cheap low-quality Chinese products in the form of small solar power plants costs 6-8 times more expensive than in China. Sellers then want to eat and eat well. Go to Leroy Marlene in Nicosia and look at the samples, and then compare the prices in the store and the Internet - you will be shocked by the extra charge. About the very high-quality products of our Zelenograd enterprise, I generally keep quiet - in Cyprus it would be worth the price of the car. But the pitfall is not only in the trade margin. You will also have to pay a tidy sum for installing the solar system. As, the work of a Cypriot engineer is extremely expensive, 2-3 hours of his work is paid for by the daily rate of work in space by an astronaut from NASA. Although even an 12 old child can connect and install the system. And the notorious and ubiquitous applied in Cyprus - "the price for Russians."
Also, there are legal barriers to the use of solar power. Extra solar cells on the roof of his house to be agreed with the authorities. In fairness this information I'm not sure legislation alive has seen - at all read somewhere kafeshnyh rumors and talk. If anyone can help and clarify this issue - I will be very grateful and be sure to place on a site.
And what do we see, what further picture and perspective looms? And all is very simple, short-sighted and tupeyshee decision of the electric company of Cyprus (EAS) so dramatically increase the tariffs for energy, provoked the opposite effect. People began to search for all possible ways to reduce their costs. And these advertised Chinese boxes are just the tip of the iceberg. What is hidden in the rest of the iceberg is easy to learn from google for certain search queries. Or from acquaintances, working or working in a casino, if any, and who are well aware of how these energy monsters cut their electricity costs. Or our brothers-Slavs - Ukrainians, where such devices are in every rural house and in half of the apartments. And about which they tell on the sites and show on youtube, how this is all realized in life. Or be patient and wait a little, when enterprising Chinese, Filipinos and Greeks will flood the whole island with modern technologies. Eager for money EAC will lose its income and no obstruction methods will correct the situation.
Further more, foreigners in the face of the British and Russians - this chicken, bringing gold eggs to Cyprus, will start to wonder whether we pay too much for living on the island, what it gives us for this money, which we can not get at 500 km to north-west? Why on the mainland Europe - in Spain, in Italy, prices are absolutely everything for as much as 25%! below with the equivalent quality of products, the same sun and the sea. Confusions with titles to real estate, specially supported by companies by developers with the private approval of the state - no. There are practically no problems with the visa or immigration service. Legalized voluntary-compulsory assistance to banks in the form of mandatory accounts is in national banks. An annual humiliating procedure to prove to officials from the immigration service that you are solvent is not. And the golden eggs will be transported to the other side of the Mediterranean Sea.
But the most fun will start with a bang when Greece will leave from the European Union. But that's another song and it has not long to wait, are placed according to the titles issued, the show begins ...