West Scotland

For PV cell to effectively generate solar electricity direct sunlight is not needed but even so West Scotland has an average of between 3 and 4 hours of sunshine per day over the year. This is also suitable for Solar thermal water heating if installed well.

Winds speeds are high in coastal regions but lower inland but there might be concerns getting planning consent using wind turbines on these dramatic coast lines.

Manufactures claim that modern heat pumps are effective even well below zero, but in Western Scotland the mean temperatures are typically closer to 10 °C. This means that heat pumps such as Ground Source Heat Pumps and Air Source Heat Pumps will be effective if properly installed.

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Met Office Mean Temp Average 1971-2000 Met Office Sunshine Average 1971-2000 Met Office Mean Wind Speed Average 1971-2000 Met Office Soil Temp Average 1971-2000

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Find an installer in the West Scotland

It is important to ensure that you use an MCS accredited installer to fit your renewable technology project so that you qualify for the relevant government grant or subsidy, such as the Feed-In Tariff or the Renewable Heat Incentive and RHPP.

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Grant and subsidies in the West Scotland

Various grants and subsidies are available to anyone that is trying implementing measures to reduce energy that they use in their home. Most are available to everyone liken the Feed-In Tariff or the Renewable Heat Incentive and RHPP depending on the renewable technology you are planning to install.