North East Scotland

High wind speeds are very likely in this area of Scotland and here it will be possible to generate electricity using wind turbines. As these locations tend to be higher and scenic you will need to get planning consent before going ahead.

There is more than sufficient sunlight to make solar systems effective in the North East Scotland. This means that solar energy systems like Solar thermal for generating hot water and particularly Solar Electricity (PV) cell for generating solar electricity will be effective is installed well.

While North East Scotland is not as warm as some regions further south it is still warm enough for modern heat pumps, both Ground Source Heat Pumps and Air Source Heat Pumps, to be effective if installed correctly.

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In order to qualify for the relevant government grant or subsidy you will need to have an MCS accredited installer fit the system, be it the Feed-In Tariff or the Renewable Heat Incentive and RHPP.

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Grant and subsidies in the North East Scotland

There are a number of grants and subsidies available to anyone who is trying to reduce domestic energy use. There are the commonly known Feed-In Tariff or the Renewable Heat Incentive and RHPP which are to anyone who fits the qualifying energy saving technology.