Micro-generation is small-scale, on-site, low carbon and renewable energy technologies with a capacity up to 45 kW for heat producing technologies and 50kW for electricity production,

Micro-generation systems include:

Heat Technologies

Electricity Technologies

Further information micro-generation technologies or schemes

Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is a third party certification scheme for installers and products aimed at offering consumers confidence in the systems they are buying. MCS accreditation is compulsory if feed-in-tariffs are to be claimed. 

Feed-in Tariffs were introduced in April 2010 and offer a guaranteed income for each unit of electricity produced by a certified microgeneration system, whether or not the power is used on site. Feed-in Tariffs can be claimed by anyone who installs a suitable system and dramatically reduce the payback period of the system. Further information on Feed-in Tariffs provided by the Energy Saving Trust

Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), is a similar system. Renewable Heat Incentive scheme - Energy Saving Trust

The Energy Saving Trust provides information about Grants and loans for renewable energy