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Microgeneration

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Microgeneration means generating low or zero carbon energy (which produces low or no carbon emissions) or renewable energy on a small scale.

Micro-electricity technologies are:

  • solar Photovoltaic (PV) or solar panels;
  • micro-wind turbines;
  • micro-hydro (water power); and 
  • micro-Combined Heat and Power (CHP).

Micro-heat are:

  • heat pumps (air, water and ground source);
  • biomass (uses energy from plant and animal matter); and 
  • solar thermal.

The main renewable source being microgenerated is solar energy.