Micro Generation

house wind turbine Micro generation refers to small scale power generation that is designed to provide comparatively small amounts of energy, such as powering the average family home.

With the increasing price of electricity, gas and oil, more and more people are looking at micro electricity generation projects to generate their own power to supplement their requirements on bought in power.

It is also a useful way of generating power in a remote location, where it may not be possible to easily get mains electricity in a lock-up garage or garden shed, for instance.

Many boat and caravan owners also use micro electricity generation for generating electricity when they are away from a mains electrical hook-up.

In fact, the uses for micro electricity generation are many and varied from powering a wind-up torch to installing solar electric panels to power an entire African village!

There are lots of different technologies for generating power. Some are well known, like solar heating systems and wind turbines. Others are not so well known, such as ground source heat and biomass technologies.

This section is intended to give an introduction into micro electricity generation, the benefits of generating your own power and an overview of the different technologies available to allow you to generate your own power.

Micro electricity advantages - benefits of generating your own power.

Micro electricity generation use - find uses for small scale power production.

Micro electricity generation projects - find out how different projects work.

DIY solar projects - find cost effective ways of making your own solar power.

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Did you know?

By installing a solar Photovoltaic system the average household could save around £200 a year on electricity bills.

A typical domestic solar water heating system can produce around a third of a home's yearly hot water needs.

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