North West England

The hours of sunshine in North West England are still more than adequate for solar power systems, particularly Solar PV which doesn’t actually need direct sunlight to work.

Average wind speeds are suitable for wind turbines in many areas, but local factor will be critical, as will the requirement for planning consent.

Although temperatures are lower than the south of the country, the North West is still suitable for both Ground Source Heat Pumps and pool cleaning service and Air Source Heat Pumps which operate effectively in significantly harsher climates.

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You must have an MCS accredited installer fit your system so that it qualifies 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 West

Grants and subsidies are plentiful to anyone that is trying to reduce energy use in their home. Some like the Feed-In Tariff or the Renewable Heat Incentive and RHPP are universally available and for others it can depend on your circumstances or where you live, such as the ECO (Energy Company Obligation) and .