Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Potential for micro-generation

By 2050, we could be seeing 30-40% of UK power coming from tiny turbines and roof-top PV and thermal solar panels, says a report commissioned by the DTI, and there could be a significant uptake within just ten years. A revolution of renewables could also bring significant benefits to the carbon economy and help the UK meet its commitments in reducing emissions.

The report, Potential for Microgeneration - study and analysis, has been published by the Energy Saving Trust and was carried out to feed into the DTI's Low Carbon Building programme as well as wider policy for microgeneration.

It looks at the perceived barriers that stop 'alternative' energy sources being embraced as mainstream and when various technologies might become more cost effective and thus attractive to the wider public.

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