Generate your own energy
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Instead of buying all of your energy from suppliers, you can install renewables technology (also called micro generation and low-carbon technology) to generate your own.
There are lots of good reasons to use renewables. You will be:
If you're thinking about a home renewables system, here are some important things to think about:
This will help you get the most out of your new system. Think about insulating your property wherever you can, and using your appliances, lighting and water more efficiently.
Some technologies have specific requirements for installation:
Use the renewables selector tool to help you find a suitable technology for your home.
This will influence which technology is most appropriate for you. Many people want to save money and reduce their emissions, and it is becoming more possible to achieve both. Other factors can have an impact, for example:
Once you've thought about which technology would best suit your home and your needs, you can start to research the options in more detail. Weigh up the products that are available, their costs, the size of systems and any special requirements for installation.
Make sure you consider all important first steps for installing your new system.Read our guide
If you're in Scotland, it's worth talking to or visiting homeowners in your area who have installed similar technologies.Green Homes Network
Learn about possible grants and loan schemes available to you in Scotland.Find out more