Saw this WSJ article that Solar Energy is Hot in Britain.
Britain Is Solar-Energy Hot Spot
Subsidies, Public Support and Creative Finance Benefit Solar
Britain has grown substantially.
In 2010, there were under 100 megawatts of solar capacity in the U.K.—barely enough to power the homes of a modest town. Now, there is between 3.2 and 4 gigawatts. This year, market-research firm Solarbuzz projects that the U.K. will overtake Germany as Europe's largest installer of solar panels, putting in 6% of the world's new solar.
The part that got my attention is the focus on the creative financing to make solar projects work.