Renewable Energy

Using renewable energy, such as wind, solar, and hydro power is the best way of reducing carbon emissions. There are a number of green supplier providing energy service in Brighton and Hove. You can access the details of these suppliers by setting your Uswitch preferences to include only green energy.

In addition to purchasing energy from green suppliers, individuals can also reduce both their fuel bills and their CO2 emissions by incorporating renewable technologies into their own homes. Solar panels are a particularly popular way of self-generating energy.

Under the Government’s Feed-in Tariff scheme, electricity produced by Solar Photovoltaic, micro wind turbines, micro hydro and micro combined heat and power can be sold back to the national grid. Households with green technologies can therefore not only cut down their bills, but can also increase their household incomes.

The Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive operates as a way of financially supporting renewable heat technologies in the home. Applicants to the scheme can can claim for biomass boilers, solar water heating and certain heat pumps. Payment are made over a period of 7 years and are based on the amount of renewable heat generate within that period.

Visit www.ofgem.gov.uk for further information.