Microgeneration - generating electricity at home
Lots of energy is wasted at power stations and in delivering it to homes via the National Grid. One way to reduce CO2 emissions is to be much more efficient in how we generate and distribute energy. This includes generating energy at the point where it will be used.
Groups of buildings or districts can share in generating their own power and heat (Combined Heat & Power) or individual buildings can generate on their own (Microgeneration).
Microgeneration can be small scale versions of:
But it's not as simple as bolting on a wind turbine to the back of your house. Microgeneration needs to be carefully planned if it's to deliver genuine energy or carbon emission savings.
Microgeneration in practice