Saving energy at home

Renewable energy

Types of renewable energy

There are many different types of domestic renewable technologies available.

Renewable electricity examples include solar panels and wind turbines.

Renewable heating examples include an air source heat pump and ground source heat pump.

For detailed information on the available technologies go to the Energy Saving Trust.

Finding an installer

We recommend that you find an installer that is certified under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme.  

For advice on what you should expect from an installer surveying your property go to the Energy Saving Trust

Financial support for renewable technologies

Renewable electricity

If you are generating electricity using a renewable technology, you could benefit from the Smart Export Guarantee.

Renewable heating

Through the Boiler Upgrade Scheme the government is providing grants towards the installation of low carbon heating systems such as: 

  • air source heat pumps
  • biomass boilers
  • ground source heat pumps

Find out more about the Boiler Upgrade Scheme