How I navigated the traps and costs of turning my home into an eco money saver

The Telegraph | Oct 16, 2020 at 7:00 AM
  • Although we were too late to benefit from the now closed feed-in tariff scheme, it would bring in cash from the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive, a government subsidy that gives quarterly payments for seven years to homeowners with systems that produce renewable heat.
  • There’s also the question of value for money: according to the Energy Saving Trust, the average domestic solar photovoltaic system with a peak power of 4kW costs £12,000 including installation, battery and inverter.
  • Internal roof or loft insulation costs on average £395 to install and can lead to savings of £250 on energy bills and one ton of carbon per year, while external insulation can cost an average of £9.29 per sq ft to install and can save £435 and two tons of carbon per year.