Energy minister claims solar panels are better than a pension

Adrian Holliday
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Current annuity rates are so rubbish that you'd be better off putting any spare cash into sticking solar panels on your roof. That's the view of Energy Minister Greg Barker, handing advice to those approaching retirement.

Although the initial up-front investment is substantial, Barker says solar savings shine long term. Is he right? %VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%