Government urged to promote microgeneration
The government should be promoting the use of small 'microgeneration' renewable energy devices, an expert has said.
Windsave chief executive David Gordon said there was a "very large" demand for renewable energy from consumers but some people had found local planning rules restricted them.
Mr Gordon was speaking on BBC Radio Four's Today programme and also said policies were needed to encourage people to use new technology.
Mr Gordon told the show if national targets could be introduced "then investors can see that the Government is serious about microgeneration and they can invest in mass production and installation capacity to bring down the price of microgeneration".
Windsave was established in 2002 and developed a small wind turbine generator system using low wind speed to create electricity for home owners.
The firm says its technology has been fully and independently tested by the National Engineering Laboratory and is accredited by the DTI under the Low Carbon Building Programme.
Article Date: 27 June 2008
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