Mini solar update, from solarbuzz.com - Corus, you remember, British Steel that sold most of itself to a Dutch consortium and then sold itself in its entirity to an Indian firm - they are going into the integrated solar roofing market with PowerFilm
BP are investing heavily in the Chinese solar market
Cardiff is the new home of G24 Innovations, who will be manufacturing very high efficiency solar panels
So despite the lack of interest from Westminster, the market for renewables in the UK is looking better.
I've discovered that having a 2kw electric heater in a 2.5m x 3m shed, with all the insulation I've put in, is serious overkill; it went from being freezing cold to unbearably hot inside two minutes. It seems that my PC chucking out about 150W, is more than enough to keep the room comfortably warm.