South East England

In South East England there is on average over 4 hours of sunshine per day, and this increases the further south you travel. This, together with cooler temperatures, makes it an ideal location for solar solutions; for example Solar PV cells to generate electricity or Solar thermal to create hot water.

The average wind speeds are typically low, except by the sea, where there might well be objections to turbines, which could make wind power a more difficult option for this region. See our Planning Permission page for further information.

Heat pumps are likely to be very effective in this region if you have the space to install one as the temperatures, both ground and air, are higher on average than in other parts of the country.

Met Office Mean Temp Average 1971-2000 Met Office Sunshine Average 1971-2000 Met Office Mean Wind Speed Average 1971-2000 Met Office Soil Temp Average 1971-2000

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Find an installer in the South East England

The government has stipulated that you must have your installation completed by an MCS accredited installer in order to qualify for the main schemes in place currently, be it the Feed-In Tariff or the Renewable Heat Incentive and RHPP. If you ask us to find suitable installers in your area for an installation which should qualify for the FiT or RHI, we will only put you in touch with MCS certified installers.

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Grant and subsidies in the South East England

There are grants available to help you to recoup the cost of installing or running your green energy solution. Some work as subsidies, such as the Feed-In Tariff and Renewable Heat Incentive and RHPP or others are straight forward grants like those made available to you by electricity suppliers under the ECO (Energy Company Obligation) scheme and the How does the RHPP work?.