Local Energy Scotland are here to help you install renewable technology and we've created simple how-to-guides to help you identify a project model and funding route.

Guides on this page: 

  • Post FiT viability modelling 
  • Community buildings
  • Estate buildings
  • Solar PV procurement support scheme
  • EV, PV, storage
  • ASHP for multiple buildings
  • Site Guides
  • Project Models

Post-FiT Viability Modelling

This guide uses generic project modelling to estimate the viability of different projects without the Feed in Tariff subsidy. Solar PV, wind and hydro projects have been modelled at different scales and using different scenarios. 

Please note: the following guides may refer to the Feed-in Tariff scheme which closed to new applicants on 31 March 2019. We’ll work to update these, but in the meantime please get in touch with your local Development Officer for up to date advice.

Community Buildings 

Through CARES, we can provide support and funding to help eligible applicants install renewables in community buildings.

Estate Buildings 

We have identified an opportunity to accelerate the installation of solar PV on estate buildings.

Solar PV procurement support scheme

Our solar PV procurement support scheme makes it easier for projects to benefit from solar power, following an easy step by step process.

Eligible projects can benefit from advice, support and funding to take their PV idea through to installation.

In this process, projects provide key information and installers are invited to compete to provide the services required to take the project through development and on to installation.

Guide to solar PV, energy storage and EV charging

We've put together a step by step guide for organisations looking to replicate a project combining solar power with energy storage and electric vehicle charging. This is based on a project that we supported Comrie Croft to take forward. 

If you would like to take forward a project like this speak to your local Development Officer. They can help you through the process. You may also be eligible for funding through our Innovation Grant.  

Guide to installing Air Source Heat Pumps in Housing Association properties

This guide can help housing associations looking to install air source heat pumps (ASHP) in multiple domestic properties. It is made up of six documents which together make up a step-by step toolkit.

Site Guides

Local Energy Scotland Site Guides provide a short overview of the typical energy options that might be applicable to a given site type. They are intended as a very quick introduction to help focus considerations.

Project Models

Local Energy Scotland Project Models provide a short overview of a specific, replicable energy project, allowing you to decide if that project type might suit you, your circumstances and your organisation.