From Tim Blair:
More at the link above. But of course there's the rub. Solar power actually can't do very much of anything useful.
If you want small amounts of expensive electricity, (and no Virginia, it is a lie to describe it as "free energy from the sun" because it takes large amounts of fossil fuelled energy to make the bloody things), only when the sun is shining, ie when you'd need a heater least, then yeah, solar power is fantastic!
Except for those times when it's not. Unfortunately, that's most of the time.
Jeremy Clarkson's earlier cri de coeur and call to arms is here.