Micro combined heat and power technology generates heat and electricity at the same time from a single source for individual homes.
A typical system could produce up to 1 kilowatt-hour. There are many system variations to suit individual homes and energy consumption.
For more information visit the Energy Saving Trust
Cost and maintenance
A system costs around £5500 and can be installed to replace a conventional boiler with service and maintenance thought to be similar to a conventional boiler.
This system is eligible for the Feed In Tariff.
Planning permission for a flue may not be required, but there some exceptions. For more information about whether you will need planning permission, see renewable energy planning advice for householders.