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 collective purchase
  • EV, PV, storage
  • ASHP for multiple buildings


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. 

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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.

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Estate Buildings 

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

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Solar PV collective purchase scheme

Our group procurement scheme makes it easier for farmers to benefit from solar power, allowing farms to make savings by joining up to make a bulk purchase of panels and installation services.

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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, which you can read here. This is based on a project that we supported Comrie Croft to take forward. You can read the case study here

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. Read the guide here.