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What is your position on alternative power?
I already use it
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I can't afford it
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I can't install it (due to planning permission, landlord, council, parents house, etc)
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I just don't want to
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:38 am    Post subject: The cost of alternative power  Reply with quote

Why are alternative power sources for the average homeowner so expensive? Surely with the state of natural power resources as it is people should be encouraged to install and use alternative sources such as solar power and wind energy. I saw a clip on the news the other day about rising utility prices, and decided to look into how much it would cost to convert the average house to alternative power. Most of the sites I looked at were quotation on request, but the few that I found with published prices were quite expensive, starting at £2,500 for a DIY water heating system. Another thing that bothers me slightly is I donít actually know anyone who uses alternative power in their home. Iíve seen a few businesses with wind turbines etc, but only a handful. Why are we still relying on depleting resources? Surely if thereís enough of a demand for alternative power, the price will lower enough to be readily affordable?

I answered "I can't afford it". If the price came down to say, under £1,000, then I'd definitely arrange to have it installed.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:39 pm    Post subject: Re: The cost of alternative power Reply with quote

Bebi wrote:
Why are alternative power sources for the average homeowner so expensive?  Surely with the state of natural power resources as it is people should be encouraged to install and use alternative sources such as solar power and wind energy.  I saw a clip on the news the other day about rising utility prices, and decided to look into how much it would cost to convert the average house to alternative power.  Most of the sites I looked at were quotation on request, but the few that I found with published prices were quite expensive, starting at £2,500 for a DIY water heating system.  Another thing that bothers me slightly is I donít actually know anyone who uses alternative power in their home.  Iíve seen a few businesses with wind turbines etc, but only a handful.  Why are we still relying on depleting resources?  Surely if thereís enough of a demand for alternative power, the price will lower enough to be readily affordable?

I answered "I can't afford it".  If the price came down to say, under £1,000, then I'd definitely arrange to have it installed.  

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Hello Bebi
The cost of solar water heating should not really be that high
we supply what we beleive to be the most comprehensive solar water heating kit going which includes a new hot water cylinder our own aztec pumping station (anyone could install a solar heating sytem using this) which is protected by UK design rights.  the only thing missing is the copper pipe and our complete installations start from £3000.  See our link at http://www.aztec-solar-water-heating.com/ and have a look at our pumping station

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