As people become more aware of the impact that we have on the environment and the need to do something to make sure that we reduce the impact we have on the planet there has never been a better time to look into the possibility of installing a renewable energy source in your home. There have been significant improvements in the field of renewable energy for domestic purposes over the last few years and with more and more companies working in the field of renewable energy it is no longer considered the “alternative” option it once was.

Reduced Energy Bills

One of the benefits that you may well find from installing renewable energy in the home is a reduction in your energy bills. You will also be reducing your carbon footprint. It is also worth mentioning that in addition to the reductions you will see on your energy bill from changing to renewable forms of energy that the government run a Feed-in Tariff scheme which you can register with to receive a financial incentive. The scheme is regulated and administered by Ofgem, and was designed as a way of encouraging people to take install renewable energy sources in their home. Anyone who installs renewable technologies, or already has them installed, may find that they are eligible to receive payments for electricity generated that they do not need and therefore “Sell back” to their energy supplier.

Non-renewable Energy

The world’s supply of non-renewable energy sources, is finite, once it is gone it is one so we need to make the switch to renewable energy sources as soon as we can to preserve what little supply of non-renewable energy we have left. Renewable energy such as wind and solar power does not emit harmful greenhouse gases that cause damage to the atmosphere of the earth, and they do not require unsustainable fossil fuels to be burnt. Burning fossil fuels has an incredibly damaging effect on the atmosphere, causing pollution and reducing air quality which can have a negative effect on late. For too long we have been dependent on them but now there are alternatives which are far more readily available, renewable and much better for the environment.

Cost

Whilst it is true that switching to renewable energy forms will require an initial layout, the costs are minimal once these changes have been made the “Raw materials” that provide the power, the sun and wind, are free. And the cost doesn’t stop there, the cost of using renewable energy sources to power your home on the environment are far less than those from using fossil fuels. There is also the cost in terms of carbon footprint, these renewable energy sources are all around us, they require no specific form of transportation which could leave a carbon footprint and whilst we might think we don’t get much sunshine in the UK both wind and sun provide an infinite supply of energy.

Economy

As more and more people make the move to renewable energy more jobs will be created within the industry to keep up with demand. Whether these jobs are in the manufacturing of solar panels, wind turbines and any other equipment that is necessary for the installation of renewable energy to a property or through the creation of jobs installing this equipment one thing is clear this creation of jobs could provide a positive boost to the economy.