Find out more about some of the ways in which you can generate your own heat and electricity, thus cutting your energy bills as well as your carbon footprint. Avoiding energy wastage by insulating the building, but after you have done this, these are the main technologies you might want to consider:
- Air Source Heat Pumps
- Ground Source Heat Pumps
- Heat Recovery
- Solar Water Heating
- Solar Electricity
- Wind Turbines
- Wood stoves and boilers (Biomass)
Solar Together Suffolk
Solar Together is our group-buying scheme, which gives you the opportunity to buy high quality solar panels at a highly competitive price. We run events every Autumn, so why not visit the Solar Together Suffolk website to find out more and register for our next one?
Renewable Heat Incentive scheme
Find out how the cost of switching your home heating to renewable energy is supported by the Renewable Heat Incentive RHI scheme. This Domestic RHI Calculator can help to find out what payments you could make from installing a renewable heating system. If you need to look up your home Energy Performance Certificate, there’s a good chance a historic one will already exist here.
Confused as to who you can trust?
Then consider using Suffolk County Council’s Trusted Trader Scheme to find a Trading Standards approved, Suffolk based company, to undertake the work. For further advice on greening your building, both at home and at work.
Approved Microgeneration Installers
In order to be eligible for many microgeneration grants, you need to use a certified installer. Many other installers are available, but you can search for installers listed under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme here. If you are applying for the Renewable Heat Incentive, your installer will need to be MCS accredited.