ISTL Green - Benefits
The benefits of green energy are many, here are a selection of benefits that can be gained by a solar installation in a private home.

Subsidised prices & Government grants
  • For solar photovoltaic projects homeowners can be entitled to a maximum of £2000 per KW installed up to £2500 or a maximum of 50% of the total installed cost.
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  • For solar thermal hot water projects the homeowners grant is for a maximum of £400 or 30% of the total installed cost.

  • The Welsh Assembly Government offer £500 toward the replacement of a G grade (or worse) gas boiler for over 60’s in Wales. ISTL are accredited through the Home Energy Efficiency Scheme to undertake boiler replacement.

  • Also available from ISTL is the Partial Grant Voucher Scheme which provides a voucher up to £500 towards the costs of installing a heating system or replacing / repairing a broken heating system. It can also be used towards the costs of insulation measures - wall insulation, loft insulation and draught proofing.

  • Cavity and loft insulation grants are available for all private households in Wales who require it, the subsidy can be anywhere between 50% and 100% of the value of the work, depending on your personal circumstances.

Long term energy savings
  • Estimated savings of £100-£500 per annum for solar thermal insulation
  • Replacing a G rated boiler with an new A rated model can save approx £235 a year
  • Having new cavity and loft insulation can save an average household £265 per year! (Source: Energy Saving Trust).

Social benefits
  • Reduced carbon footprint
  • Community benefits

Moving Home
  • Improved energy efficiency will be evidenced by an Energy Performance Certificate which forms part of the now obligatory Home Information Pack (HIP), making your home more attractive to prospective buyers.
  • According to research undertaken by the Wolseley Group, nearly 63% of adults in Britain would pay more for an energy efficient home, 24% of these people are willing to pay between £1,000 and £5,000 on top of the property’s asking price for an energy-efficient home and 11% say they would be happy to pay up to £10,000 more.