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Generating renewable energy

With a renewable energy system, you could heat your home or generate your own electricity, while reducing your energy bills and your reliance on fossil fuels.

In 2020, over 42% of the UK’s grid electricity came from renewable energy, outstripping fossil fuels for the first time. At home, you can install electricity generating technologies to get even more of your electricity from renewable sources.

As well as helping the environment, making the switch to renewable energy can save you money. For example, installing solar energy panels could save you up to £230 a year on your energy bills.

Many people still rely on fossil fuels to heat their homes, using a gas or oil boiler. We have tips on how to reduce your carbon impact from these systems, or you could consider installing a low carbon heating system.

There are many different types of renewable energy systems available. Use our resources and guides to determine the right one for you, your home and your lifestyle.

What type of renewable energy is right for me?

With such a variety of different technologies available, each with their own distinct benefits and considerations, you might be wondering where to start. So, if you’re interested in installing renewables in your home, let us guide you through some of the basics.

Home renewable technologies can be broadly categorised into those that generate heat and those that generate electricity.

Making the right choice

There are a few things to consider before choosing the right renewable system for your home and needs. Our advice can help you make that decision.

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Important things to consider

Installing renewables

There's lots to consider before installing a renewable energy system, but having one will help reduce your energy bills and carbon footprint.

Consumer protection

We recommend that you choose a certified system and a certified installer when installing a home renewable energy system.

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