Renewable energy

Introduction

Renewable energy is energy from any source that is naturally replenished when it is used. Using renewable energy sources helps to reduce carbon emissions and can save you money. There are also various government incentives available to help offset the capital costs of installation, such as the Feed in Tariff (FiT) and Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). 

Low carbon technologies can include wind turbines, solar panels and biomass boilers. They are usually designed to produce electricity or to generate heat. It is important to make sure your house is well insulated before investing in them. Different technologies will be suitable for different homes and locations. To find out more about what could be suitable for your home, go to the Energy Saving Trust website