North East England

Averaging over 3.5 hours of sunlight per day makes the North East a suitable region for solar energy solutions. Both Solar thermal water heating and Solar PV cells for generating electricity will operate effectively.

Wind speeds are variable but are typically fairly low, making wind turbines a marginal solution for producing electricity except in unique situations with consistent high winds.

Temperatures in the North East are more than adequate for a well installed heat pump to be effective. Both Air Source Heat Pumps and Ground Source Heat Pumps should operate effectively here.

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For most green micro generation solutions you will need to have an MCS accredited installer fit the system in order to qualify for the relevant government grant or subsidy, such as the Feed-In Tariff or the Renewable Heat Incentive and RHPP.

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Grant and subsidies in the North East

The most commonly heard of subsidies are the Feed-In Tariff or the Renewable Heat Incentive and RHPP which are available to everyone, but there others, such as the ECO (Energy Company Obligation) and , where the amounts you can claim vary according to your circumstances or where you live.