What is Microgeneration?

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What is Microgeneration?

Microgeneration is the general term used to refer to small-scale generation of electricity from renewable technologies including but not limited to solar PV and wind power. This type of generation allows you to produce electricity in your home environment, as an alternative or supplement to electricity from the national energy grid.

As well as meeting some, or all, of your electricity needs, as of early 2022 microgeneration took a step forward with the introduction of the Clean Export Guarantee (CEG). This means that while the majority of the energy produced will be used to power your home, from time to time, when there is surplus electricity from your microgeneration you can export this to the grid and receive a payment for it. By reducing your usage offtake and increasing the volume of renewable energy supplied to the grid you can actively contribute to a greener, cleaner Ireland while lowering your own energy bills.

A great deal for you and a great deal for the environment.