Installing micro-generation renewable energy technologies is becoming increasingly popular and easy to do, with vast improvements in the efficiency and diversity of technologies, government grants (through the Low Carbon Buildings Programme) and a change in planning guidance all making it increasingly possible for the average householder. The government’s Renewable Energy Strategy could see a huge increase in renewables being fitted in British homes, with new loans, grants and incentives being proposed.


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Solar water heater.


For those who are considering installing renewables in the home, you will need to think about Types of renewables, Suitability, Grants and installers and Planning permission.

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Photovoltaic cells - Peter Macfadyen



Mini-hydropower - British Hydro Association


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Biomass boiler