Renewable energy

Renewable and low-carbon energy are good for the environment and your finances.  Low-carbon technologies such as wind turbines, solar panels and biomass boilers let you generate your own energy, saving money and reducing your carbon footprint in the process. What’s more, with government financial incentives available, it’s never been a better time to install.

For more information on renewable and low carbon energy which may be suitable for your home visit the generate your own energy section of the Energy Saving Trust website.  For advice on purchasing a renewable or low carbon energy system or finding an installer visit the Microgeneration Certification Scheme website This link will take you to an external website... .

Thames Valley Energy This link will take you to an external website... works with small communities and businesses within the Thames Valley to promote renewable energy resources and to provide independent advice on renewable technology options.  Local community groups and businesses interested in renewable energy can contact Thames Valley Energy via their website.

Feed-in tariffs

Feed-in tariffs guarantee a minimum payment for all electricity generated by a renewable or low carbon system such as solar electricity panels or wind turbines (known as the generation tariff). A separate payment for the electricity exported to grid is also made (export tariff). These payments are in addition to the energy bill savings made by using the electricity generated on-site. For more information visit the Energy Saving Trust website This link will take you to an external website... .

Renewable Heat Incentive

The Renewable Heat Incentive is designed to provide financial support that encourages individuals, communities and businesses to switch from using fossil fuel for heating, to renewable or low carbon heat technology such as a biomass boiler, solar hot water heating or a heat pump.  For more information visit the Energy Saving Trust website This link will take you to an external website... .

Renewable Heat Premium Payment

The Renewable Heat Premium Payment is a one-off grant designed to help towards meeting the costs of installing renewable technologies in your home.   The value of the Renewable Heat Premium Payment you receive depends on which technology you are install.  For more information visit the Energy Saving Trust website This link will take you to an external website...

Last reviewed: 08 - 04 - 2016

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