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Support for renewables

Get up to £17,500 interest-free when you install home renewables with the Home Energy Scotland Loan. 

The Scottish Government funded loan covers up to 100% of the quoted installation costs of up to two home renewables systems per home, so up-front costs needn't stop you from enjoying the benefits of switching to home renewables. 

Some more detailed information is available here. To request an application form please call Home Energy Scotland free on 0808 808 2282. Trained advisors are available to discuss options for improving your home, how you can you reduce your fuel costs and carbon emissions and make your home warmer.

What about other financial support for renewables?  

There is a wide range of financial support available, and Home Energy Scotland's team of specialist advisors can give you free and impartial advice to help you find the right renewables system and the right funding. 

The table below shows which schemes support which technology:  


Energy Company Obligation (ECO)

Home Energy Scotland loan

Feed-in Tariffs (FITs)

Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

Air (air to water) or ground source heat pump

Yes Yes   Yes

Water source heat pump


Solar thermal (solar hot water)

  Yes   Yes

Wood fuelled boiler/stove

  Yes   Yes*

Solar electricity (PV)

Yes Yes Yes  

Wind turbines

Yes Yes Yes  

Micro hydro

Yes Yes Yes  

Micro combined heat and power (CHP)

Yes   Yes   

*Biomass-only boilers and biomass pellet stove with integrated boiler, meeting specific emissions criteria. Terms and conditions apply - please see each individual scheme page for details.

Can I get support from more than one scheme?

Yes, you may be able to combine funding to help with the cost of installing renewables:

  • If you would like to install a renewable heating system, you can apply for an interest free loan under the Home Energy Scotland loan and repay all or part of this loan using Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments.
  • If you would like to install a renewable electricity system, you can apply for an interest free loan under the Home Energy Scotland loan and use any Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) payments to contribute towards your loan repayments.
  • Most of these schemes require certain energy efficiency measures to be in place before you can apply or claim. The Scottish Government's Home Energy Scotland Loan may also be able to help with the cost of installing these measures. 

Contact us for free and impartial advice from our specialist advisors

Our specialist advisors at Home Energy Scotland can give you free and impartial advice about renewables over the phone or in your own home.  

They can help by talking through your options and the funding available, and give you advice on what technology is most suitable for your property. 

Call 0808 808 2282 to speak to an advisor or request a call back.

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