Government is committed to tackling the barriers currently preventing widespread take-up of low carbon distributed energy, and are doing much to support microgeneration, including:
The Microgeneration Strategy was launched in 2006 with the objective of creating the conditions under which microgeneration becomes a realistic alternative or supplementary energy generation source for the householder, the community and small business.
A progress report was published in June, showing that many of the barriers in the strategy have now been addressed. The report is available below:
Microgeneration research was recently commissioned by a consortium comprising of BERR, RDA’s, NGO’s and elements of the microgeneration industry to provide a robust evidence base to inform the future direction of microgeneration policy. The research investigates consumer behaviour and the impact of various policy options on demand, models future uptake of microgeneration to 2050, and considers the likely impact of targets on uptake.
BERR commissioned research to assess the potential contribution toward the UK’s 2020 renewable energy targets from on-site wind turbines and photovoltaics in existing building stock in the non-domestic sector, encompassing small systems linked to individual buildings to large systems installed in commercial developments:
For more information about microgeneration technologies and about generating your own energy, see the following webpages:
For more information about how Government is supporting distributed low carbon energy, see the following BERR webpages:
If you have any further questions relating to microgeneration, then please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.