Make your dreams come true day


Today, January 13th, is Make your Dreams come True Day and this is how we made one of our dreams come true. The Solutions Factory Solar Array About 15 years ago, we had a dream to build a solar array in a field, to power our home and business. At the time solar panels were hugely expensive, and it was very difficult to work out how it could be justified. Then the government announced the Feed in Tariff (FIT) to encourage the installation of renewable energy, to comply with climate change commitments. It was still hugely expensive, but with the FIT and selling energy to the grid, the array should pay for itself within about 20 years...


A review of Google Sites, a website builder


Google has a very simple website builder to build the simplest of websites, it is called Google Sites.

What's so good about it?
It is quick to use. There is no coding. I think that if you have only ever used Ebay to upload images and type things into a page, you will be able to use this.  
It is FREE, fast, responsive to different sized screens and the URL is secure.   But the website address includes eg

You need to have a Google Account and go to “Google Sites” and then you can set up a website...


Global Climate Strike


Dear valued customers, members and colleagues,
The Solutions Factory, Venue Management Systems, IT support at CPU Group Ltd and Carmarthenshire Energy are joining the Global Climate Strike on Friday 20th September.
We appreciate this may cause disruption to yourselves, so this is not a decision we have taken lightly. The Climate Emergency is the single biggest issue facing our civilisation and we need to do our bit to help.
All hosted services will be running as normal, but our support phone lines and emails will not be answered...


Renovations underway


Last year we decided that we needed more space and we bought an old woollen mill. It's a complete renovation project. The roof is now sound, and the scaffolding is down. But a lot more work is needed.


Office advent calendar: day 1


We have a HAYNES advents calendar this year, which contains a circuit board and components which will lead to being able to play 24 games!
Day 1 we had to cut out and build the housing, as well as attached the power supply to the circuit board. Coffee times will never be the same again!


What is a blog and what is a website?


Recently I was asked this question and here I will try and answer the question as best as I can.

A blog is updated regularly but then again so is a website!  Actually I don’t think that there is any difference they are both used to give information, sell products, keep people up to date with events and so on.  I think that it comes down to the layout which creates a difference and our perception.

I think that initially blogs were simplified versions of websites which were designed to be quick to update and show the updates in a clear diary style...