The Learning Curve

I cut my teeth in the computer industry, where for decades Moore’s Law has pretty accurately described the way that year by year computers become more and more powerful for a given price. Or put another way, that every year transistors become cheaper and cheaper. Is this perhaps due to some magical property of transistors? No – as the picture below shows, it was happening before transistors were even invented, and it will surely continue to happen even after we abandon silicon for optical or quantum computing:
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From Consumer to Producer

Phew! After months of thought and planning, our home Solar Electricity (PV) Panels are finally up and running – just days before the government halves the FIT (Feed-In Tariff) subsidy.

Choosing what to fit… and who to fit it

There are plenty of good online guides about choosing and siting your solar panels. To receive the maximum subsidy you can fit up to 4kWp of panels (about 20) – enough to fill the roof of a largish house. Obviously they have to be largely south-facing and unshaded for much of the day!

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