Mini wind turbines, solar panels and other small scale technologies could provide a substantial portion of the
It also finds that microgeneration technologies could deliver significant household carbon reductions in the future with the right circumstances in place.
The report – Potential for Microgeneration, study and analysis – was commissioned by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to inform the
The main findings show that by 2050 micogeneration could potentially provide 30-40% of the
Commenting on the report energy minister Malcolm Wicks said: “This report makes an important contribution to the debate on microgeneration.
“I would like more micro wind turbines, solar panels and other technologies on schools, homes and businesses as they can make a real difference in reducing the UK’s carbon emissions, as well as helping people to understand better where our energy comes from and increase their energy efficiency. “