Renewable Energy in Scotland
- Aug. 26, 2014
-- Greenpower Technology is a renewable energy company based in Edinburgh, but servicing the whole of Scotland including the Islands. It has very recently rebranded and grown from a purely solar power based company to one which offers all types of renewable technologies. With the government backed Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (RHI) being launched this spring, strong growth in the renewables sector is forecast, particularly as a result of annual gas and electricity price rises. Greenpower Technology has enlarged its portfolio of renewable technologies enabling its customers to take advantage of the financial incentives available.
The Scottish Government, which has devolved responsibility for promoting renewable heat, aims to have 11% of the heat consumed in 2020 coming from renewable sources. The RHI will provide the domestic and business sector with financial incentives to generate their own renewable energy in order to achieve this target. This is great news for homeowners and businesses alike and will be particularly interesting to land-based agricultural businesses like farms and small holdings. Greenpower Technology’s Managing Director, Tom Morley, explains, “The RHI is a fantastic opportunity for homes and businesses in Scotland to benefit from renewable technologies. Not only will people see their energy bills being reduced, they will also be paid for generating their own heating energy. We offer the full range of renewables and will deliver the best solution for our customers based on their requirements and circumstances”
Renewable energy technologies which will be eligible for the RHI are those which generate heat. Therefore solar panels which generate electricity are not eligible although this energy has its own incentive scheme in the form of the Feed in Tariff (FIT). Heat generating renewable technologies include biomass, solar thermal and air and ground source heat pumps. These technologies heat water which in turn can be used to heat space and are low cost to run.
Greenpower Technology is an independent family run business and is passionate about the environment and sustainable energy. It has relaunched its website to reflect the new services and products available. Interested parties should contact Tom Morley on 0131 669 7450 or visit www.greenpower-technology.co.uk