Find out about renewable energy technologies and download guidance on renewable energy generation, combined heat and power (CHP), and ground- and air-source heat pumps.
Renewable energy refers to energy that occurs naturally and repeatedly in the environment. Therefore, it does not release any net greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. In the UK, in 2016 8.9% of total energy consumption came from renewable sourcess (source: gov.uk).
Using renewable energy sources can offer a wide range of benefits to your business:
Published January 2018
This 21-page Renewable energy sources guide introduces the main sources of renewable energy and helps readers to assess whether using renewable technologies are a viable option for their business.
Publication date January 2018; Publication code CTV010v3
Information in this report was correct at the time of publication
**Note: Ground- and Air- source heat pumps are not completely 'renewable' as they require electricity to drive their pumps or compressors.
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is the on-site generation of electricity and the use of the heat that is produced as a by-product.
Publication date: 2010 - 2012
Information in these guides was correct at the time of publication
The following publications are available for free download:
For the latest news and information on the Renewable Heat incentive (RHI), please consult the UK government RHI page
The National Biofuel Supplier Database can be found at: http://www.woodfueldirectory.org
Visit the MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) website for details on how to become MCS certificated. If you are already MCS certificated then you will be able to find further useful resources on the MCS site.
If your business is looking to install renewable energy generation, see our services to find out how we can help. This includes:
The Carbon Trust Green Business Fund offers energy efficiency support and energy assessments for small and medium-sized businesses in England, Scotland and Wales.
If you'd like to improve energy efficiency of your organisation, see our services for small to medium enterprises to find out how we can help.