Shetland Islands

Despite being some of the most northerly parts of the British Isles the Shetland Islands still have enough sunshine for well positioned solar energy solutions such as Solar thermal water heating and particularly Solar Electricity (PV) electric panels.

With high winds speeds all over the islands, they are likely to be well suited to the use of wind turbines, however you should confirm local conditions and ensure you get consent.

Despite their northern location the Shetland Islands are well suited to the use of heat pumps as they are surprisingly mild for their position. Both Air Source Heat Pumps andGround Source Heat Pumps will work well is properly fitted.

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Find an installer in the Shetland Islands

Ensure that you have an MCS accredited installer fit your energy system. You need this in order to qualify for the grants or subsidies offered by the government, such as the Feed-In Tariff or the Renewable Heat Incentive and RHPP.

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Grant and subsidies in the Shetland Islands

The government is encouraging the use of renewable energy in domestic homes and therefore have created a number of schemes to encourage you to fit a suitable solution. The Feed-In Tariff or the Renewable Heat Incentive and RHPP are universally available to all qualifying green technologies and ECO (Energy Company Obligation) and pays you for fitting insulation.