There is plenty of sunlight for solar energy systems to be effective in this region, particularly the closer you live to the coast. Both Solar thermal and particularly solar PV cells will operate effectively here.
Wind speeds are typically low but will depend on local geography and situation, so it is recommended to check the wind speed (for at least a year, ideally) before installing a wind turbine.
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Grant and subsidies in the Pennines
Renewable energy-saving solutions have attracted grants and subsidies for a long time now and the latest, such as the Feed-In Tariff or the Renewable Heat Incentive and RHPP, are available to anyone who has installed the relevant technology. There are other less well known for other energy saving measures such as insulating your home, like the ECO (Energy Company Obligation) and C.