Home Energy Scotland Renewables Loan Scheme

The Home Energy Scotland Renewables Loan Scheme is funded by the Scottish Government. You can apply for up to two home renewables systems per home up to £17,500 in total, plus an energy storage system up to a maximum of £6,000 – read Home Energy Scotland Loan – in detail to find out more.

We would recommend that anyone interested in applying for this loan register their interest with HES on 0808 808 2282.

  • Fund up to two home renewables systems for each home.
  • Receive up to £17,500 in total over the two systems.
  • Apply for an energy storage system up to £6,000.
  • Loans are administered by Energy Saving Trust.
  • Loans are subject to an administrative fee of 1.5% (max £150).
  • Work must not commence before a loan offer has been made.
  • Certain improvements will require the use of a certified installer.
  • You will need to leave a rating and review of your installer.

Loans are available to owner-occupiers in Scotland for existing residential buildings, as well as buildings under construction where the property is already owned by the intended occupier. Landlord, business or a property developer? Sorry – you can’t apply. But HES do offer a range of other funding opportunities – see their Grants and Loans page for more information.

Technologies Maximum loan Maximum period
Wind Turbine £2500 5 years
Hydro Turbine £2500 5 years
Solar photovoltaic (PV) £5000 10 years
Solar water heating system £5000 10 years
Energy storage systems £6000 10 years
Hybrid PV -solar water heating system £7500 10 years
Air source to water heat pump £10,000 12 years
Ground source to water heat pump £10,000 12 years
Water source to water heat pump £10,000 12 years
Wood-fuelled (biomass) stoves and boilers £10,000 12 years

For further information and to hear the range of support available to you, call Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282.

Interest-free loans are available covering up to 100% of the costs (max £5,000 for connecting to an approved district heating scheme. The scheme must be approved for support under the Home Energy Scotland renewables loan scheme. The fuel mix must include a minimum proportion of renewable energy sources. District heating connections are assessed on a case by case basis. Please phone 0808 808 2282 for more information

To be eligible for a HES loan, all installers and systems must be certified under the terms of the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS). A list of all MCS certified products and installers can be found on the Microgeneration Certification Scheme website.

For further information on the Home Energy Scotland Renewables Loan Scheme, and to hear the range of support available to you, call HES on 0808 808 2282 or AES Solar on 01309 676 911, or email us at info@aessolar.co.uk. We’ll be happy to help.

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