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Connecting solar in Scotland
Some great news from Scottish Power means it’s time to look again if you’ve been considering installing solar in Scotland.
Installing solar PV panels just got a whole lot easier with the news that Scottish Power has relaxed its grid connection rules – just in time to beat the FIT deadline in March 2019.
This has transformed the business case for solar in Scotland, increasing returns and simplifying the installation process, making it much faster to get connected and start generating power and financial returns.
Until now, connecting your solar PV installation could be time consuming and costly but recent changes have made it simpler and cheaper to get on the grid. Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN) has announced that it no longer requires a Statement of Works (intent) to be provided for solar installations in Scotland smaller than 200kW.
This could result in savings of £10,000 or more and has the potential to transform the business case for solar installations in the SPEN network area.
If you live in the Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) area, meanwhile, solar installations under 50kW also enjoy a simplified connection process.
With Feed-In Tariff (FIT) payments set to end in March 2019, and return on investment at 15%-20%, the time has never been better to consider solar energy for your farm or business.
Free Survey and Business Case for anyone considering solar in Scotland
Our experienced team of solar engineers in Scotland are MCS, NAPIT and RECC accredited and have the expertise to quickly and accurately assess your site for its suitability for solar PV. They will survey your site and provide you with a detailed quote and estimate of return on investment. There’s no cost for this service and no commitment.
What you need to do
Just contact us or email firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our engineers will be in touch to arrange a convenient time to carry out your survey. With no cost and no commitment, you have nothing to lose and returns of up to 20% to gain.
Locogen is a widely experienced and award-winning leader in the renewables sector. We’ve completed several hundred renewable energy projects and our solar team has many years’ experience in the feasibility, design, installation, commissioning and operation of commercial solar PV schemes. We have completed installations throughout the UK for a range of agricultural, retail, industrial, manufacturing and public sector clients. See the table below for some of our installations.