Before you start...
If you're thinking about installing a system to generate your own heat, make sure your home is as well insulated as it can be so your heat-producing system can be most efficient.
Stop wasting energy; start taking action! This is the section to get you started on energy-saving, whether it's changing your habits or improving your home – save energy and save money!
The better insulated your home is, the less money you'll spend heating it. Find out more about different types of insulation, including draught-proofing, double glazing, and insulation for lofts and walls.
The latest on energy-efficient boilers to save you energy and money, and the right controls to use as little energy as possible, whatever the age of your boiler. No boiler? Find out about controls for electric systems too.
Renewable and low-carbon technologies are good for the environment and good for your pocket too - with government financial incentives, it’s never been a better time to install. Find out more now!
Get inspiration for your own community projects from a range of case studies in PDF and video format; find extensive advice about funding your project; and explore our range of project tools.
Our field trial of domestic wind turbines was the most comprehensive technical monitoring exercise of domestic small-scale wind turbines undertaken in the UK.
We monitored 57 turbines installed at UK homes for at least 12 months. Our findings show that turbine performance is highly dependent upon the local wind speed – so it is vital to accurately predict the wind speed before installing a domestic small-scale turbine.
As a result of these trials, these are the points you should consider when planning a domestic wind turbine installation:
Generating energy – what suits your home? Use our online tool to find the technologies that will work for you.