I would like to respond to John Anderson's letter on solar thermal heating last week.
As I write this email we are having a solar thermal installation which has been substantially cheaper than £5,350 - more in the region of £3,500. The additional grant of £400 from the Clear Skies initiative brings the installation down to just over £3,000. We obtained quotes from approved suppliers on the Clear Skies website.
We were informed that to recover the installation costs would take approx 30 years, and decided that the installation was not about saving money but more about being responsible and friendly to the environment.
If Mr Anderson only wants to save money this is not a viable option: however, if he wants to contribute to saving the planet then this is the responsible thing to do.
It would be helpful if, in the future, the government introduced legislation to install solar thermal units on all new build projects, both domestic and commercial.
Nigel Sweeney, associate director, Fusion People Nigel.Sweeney@fusionpeople.