Microgeneration

Microgeneration involves small-scale generation of heat and electricity by individuals. Recent changes to permitted development rights for both householders and commercial property have made the installation of microgeneration equipment easier.

A house with a pole-mounted turbine
A house with a pole-mounted turbine © Proven Energy Ltd

Historic England's advice

We have produced several advice notes for owners which cover issues they need to consider when thinking about installing microgeneration equipment.

This guide is one of a series examining options for the small-scale generation of renewable energy.

Small-scale solar thermal energy and traditional buildings

Published 28 March 2008

This guide is one of a series examining options for the small-scale generation of renewable energy.

This guidance covers the issues associated with installing solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on a historic building or on the land of a historic site.

Energy Efficiency and Historic Buildings: Solar Electric (Photovoltaics)

Published 15 October 2018

This guidance covers the issues associated with installing solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on a historic building or on the land of a historic site.

This guidance note covers the issues associated with installing a heat pump in a historic building.

Heat Pumps

Published 4 December 2017

This guidance note covers the issues associated with installing a heat pump in a historic building. It describes the different options available and how they work.

Micro-Hydroelectric Power and the Historic Environment

Published 3 November 2014

This guidance sets out what to do if you are considering installing micro-hydroelectric systems at historic buildings or sites.

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