Renewable energy

Page updated on: 20/02/2018

Renewable energy is energy that is captured from a naturally replenished source such as the wind, sun or ground. By using renewable technology such as solar panels or heat pumps in your home, this will reduce your reliance on fossil fuels such as gas and oil and therefore reduce your fuel bills & carbon emissions.

Funding for renewable technologies is available, however in most cases you would need to pay for the works upfront & receive a payment for the energy that you generate. Currently there are two funding streams for domestic renewable energy, namely the Feed In Tariff (FIT) for solar electricity & the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for renewable heating technologies that include wood fuelled boilers, heat pumps & solar thermal.