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Energy: Housing

Volume 499: debated on Wednesday 11 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his most recent estimate is of the average capital cost of supplying a domestic property with energy generated by (a) wind power and (b) solar power. (297155)

The Government's Low Carbon Buildings Programme (LCBP), with a £131 million budget, currently supports householders to install microgeneration technologies including micro wind and solar PV. The average installed costs of supplying a domestic property with energy generated by micro wind and solar PV through the LCBP are as follows:

Solar power

Average total cost of system ex VAT over the life of the LCBP is £12,900.

The current cost/kWp that we are seeing through the programme is £6,058.

Wind

Average total cost of system ex VAT over the life of the LCBP is £12,370.

The current cost/kWp that we are seeing through the programme is £3,075.