The Scottish Government funded Home Energy Scotland renewables loan scheme, for installations of renewable electricity and heat technologies and connections to renewably-fired district heating schemes has relaunched.
The scheme will provide interest free loans up to £10,000 from the Scottish Government for owner occupiers in Scotland who want to install a domestic renewables system or who wish to connect to a district heating scheme powered from a renewable energy source.
Priority will be given to funding homes in fuel poverty to help boost household income.
Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said
As well as being a huge help in fighting fuel poverty, this investment will help Scotland become greener. The wide take-up of small-scale technologies will be vital for helping us to become a truly low-carbon economy.This investment will also help to boost our micro-generation market, which will also help to create jobs in this fast-growing industry and meet our commitment to deliver renewable energy and energy-efficient homes in those communities worst affected by fuel poverty.
The loan scheme operates on a first-come first-served basis subject to the overall availability of loan funds. Loans are available to owner occupiers in Scotland for residential existing buildings and new buildings under construction if the property is already owned by the intended owner occupier.
Interest free loans up to 75% of the total cost up to £10,000 for the supply and installation of a domestic renewables system. The amount you can borrow will depend on the technology being installed and you can choose the repayment period that you prefer up to a maximum term.
For more detials of the Home Energy Scotland renewables loan scheme visit the Energy Saving Trust Scotland website.