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Solar panels top green wish-list, says Energy Saving Trust

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Image caption Solar panels were a popular choice among those surveyed

Solar panels top householders' energy saving wish-list, despite draughty homes being the biggest complaint, a survey has suggested.

Some 44% of those asked by the Energy Saving Trust said they lived in a draughty home.

Condensation was a problem for 38% of those asked and 29% said they had mould.

The Trust said that homes were better insulated than in the past, but more could be done.

The survey suggested that 24% of homeowners who lived in draughty homes said they were planning to install energy efficiency measures.

However, renewables - such solar panels - rated above wall and loft insulation and draught excluders as the ideal choice, if money and inconvenience were not an object.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Energy and Climate Change said: "The best way to save money and cut bills is to make homes warmer. We want people to benefit from the wealth of government support out there."

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