Micro-generation covers small scale generators where domestic customers produce their own electricity and export the surplus onto ESB Networks LV System. 6kW for single phase and 11kW for 3 phase. (export payment rate of 9 cent per kWh to Electric Ireland domestic customers until 31st December 2015! )
For those who use lots of energy, day (for PV) or day and night (wind turbine). 24/7. Renewable Energy system will reduce current consumption of energy from the grid. Battery storage might be considered.
Big commercial systems, multi MW systems for energy producers. Planning required for big wind turbines and high area PV.
As a part of rage against the system I have designed and manage construction of 10+ renewable systems as non profit work for Greenpeace Polska. Most of the projects are located on schools and reduce their consumption (projects were designed based on energy bills from past year ). That Greenpeace project is for promotion of renewable technologies and they located in areas where coal corporations want to dig out brown coal !
here is my movie showing some of the installations and coal power plant near my home town in Poland
below GP HQ in Warsaw with solar log installed (allows to monitor import,export and consumption ) can show dashboard
Below Brody school. here you can see monitoring portal and see current school (that first school in the movie called Brody) consumption, production and export (change on the top tab )
below school with 5kW PV system plus 2kW VAWT
you can find more photos on our google+ page (link at the bottom of website )