Renewable Energy

At home and at work

If you generate your own electricity (e.g. with solar panels or a wind turbine) your energy supplier might pay you money. This is called a Feed-in Tariff (FIT). 

You could get money to help with the cost of installing renewable heating technologies in your home, e.g. solar panels, heat pumps and biomass boilers. The money is paid through the Renewable Heat Premium Payment scheme.

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a government scheme that helps businesses, the public sector and non-profit organisations meet the cost of installing renewable heat technologies.

In the community

Community energy projects in this area include the Brighton Energy Co-operative, Brighton & Hove Energy Services (BHESCO) and OVESCo in Lewes.

These are co-operatives that seek to reduce, purchase, manage and generate energy in the local community. Find out more about community energy from the Department of Energy and Climate Change and the Energy Saving Trust websites.

Key links

Information and advice about renewable and low carbon energy technologies from the Energy Saving Trust.

Details of plans for the Rampion offshore windfarm development and its environmental impact on the city.