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Generating renewable electricity

It’s possible to generate your own electricity or heat from renewable, or replenishable, sources of energy, such as the sun or wind.

You can find out more about renewable and low carbon heating options for your home.

Electricity generated at home can be used to power electrical appliances, or even an electric vehicle, reducing the amount of electricity you import and pay for from the grid.

This could help you save money on your electricity bills, as well as contribute to reducing the carbon emissions of the UK’s electricity network.

With over 1 million homes in the UK already generating electricity from either solar or wind, renewables are quickly becoming a common sight across the UK.

What type of renewable energy is right for me?

There are different technologies available, each with their own benefits and considerations. Our technology pages below can help guide you through the options for installing renewables in your home.

Alternatively, explore our advice pages on renewable and low carbon heating options.

If you’re in Scotland, you can read case studies of homeowners who’ve installed home renewables on the Green Homes Network. You can also find MCS certified installers in your area by using our Renewable Installer Finder

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    Storing renewable electricity

    Once you have generated renewable electricity, you may be looking for ways to use as much of it as you can. We have advice on energy storage, which outlines what you can do with excess electricity.

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    Installing renewable technology

    There’s a lot to consider before installing a renewable electricity or low carbon heating system but having one could help reduce your energy bills and carbon footprint.

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    Living off grid

    If you live in an isolated home with no mains electricity supply, you may be considering a renewable system to generate electricity or heating. Our advice could help you make the most of your system.

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