Home Renewables Selector (beta)
Discover your options, calculate your savings.

Use the Home Renewables Selector to see which technologies could be suitable for your property (in Scotland only). You can also look at specific technologies to see how much carbon and money you could save by installing them.

Generate and download a report that summarises the recommendations and find out what to do next. It will take about two minutes to complete the questions, after which you may wish to spend some time exploring the information provided.

Please note you will be asked about the age and characteristics of your property so make sure you have these details to hand.

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If you know what system you are interested in, start exploring here:

  • Solar photo-voltaic panels

    Solar photo-voltaic panels

    Solar panels, also known as solar photovoltaics (PV), capture the sun's energy and convert it into electricity. Solar panels are usually mounted on top of a roof but systems can also be installed on the ground or as solar roof tiles.

  • Air source heat pump

    Air source heat pump

    Air source heat pumps absorb heat from the outside air and use it to heat your property and hot water. They can still extract heat when air temperatures are as low as -15°C.

  • Biomass boiler

    Biomass boiler

    A biomass boiler burns wood pellets, chips or logs to power central heating and hot water systems.

  • District heating

    District heating

    A district or community heating scheme provides heat from a central source to multiple properties or buildings through a network of heat mains (pipes). This removes the need to have your own boiler.

  • Ground source heat pump

    Ground source heat pump

    Ground source heat pumps absorb heat from the ground (which stays at a relatively stable temperature year-round) to heat your property and hot water.

  • Solar hot water panels

    Solar hot water panels

    Solar hot water systems collect heat from the sun to heat your water. The hot water is stored in a hot water tank or thermal store until you need to use it.

  • Charging and electric vehicle

    Charging an electric vehicle

    Electric vehicles (EVs) are fully powered by electricity which is stored in rechargeable batteries within the vehicle. You can use excess generated electricity to charge an electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid at your property.

  • Storing energy in a household battery

    Storing energy in a household battery

    Household batteries store any excess electricity that you generate for later use. For example, if you are out during the day when solar PV panels are generating electricity, a battery could store that generated electricity.