Essex man says he's made £12,000 after installing two heat pumps, solar panels and investing in wind energy

Air to air heat pump for cooling or heating the home
Air source heat pumps are growing in popularity in the UK (Image credit: Getty Images)

A homeowner from Essex claims to have made £12,000 by installing a pair of air source heat pumps, solar panels and an investment in a consumer-owned wind farm.

Adrian Bond is an early adopter of energy efficiency after installing two air source heat pumps at his four-bedroom detached property in Colchester in 2007 as well as solar panels to generate electricity for them to run off.

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