Home Energy Scotland Loan Scheme

The Home Energy Scotland loan scheme is funded by the Scottish Government aimed at owner occupiers and is currently open to new applicants.

The scheme provides loans for;

  • For domestic renewable energy systems - up to 75% of the total cost of the system up to £10,000
  • For connections to district heating schemes - up to 100% of the total cost of connecting to a district heating scheme up to £5,000

Loans are available to the owner occupier in Scotland for residential existing buildings and new buildings under construction where the property is already owned by the intended owner occupier.

Maximum loan amounts and repayment periods

TechnologiesMaximum loan valueMaximum repayment period (years)
Solar photovoltaic (PV)£2,5005
Wind turbine£2,5005
Hydro turbine£2,5005
Solar water heating system£5,0008
Hybrid PV - solar water heating system£7,5008
Air source to water heat pump£10,00012
Ground source to water heat pump£10,00012
Water source to water heat pump£10,00012
Wood fuelled (biomass) stoves and boilers£10,00012

District Heating Scheme Eligibility

Interest free loans of up to 100% of costs (up to £5,000) are available for connecting to an approved district heating scheme.  The scheme must be approved for support under the Home Energy Scotland renewables loan scheme.

For full details visit Home Energy Scotland Renewable Loan Scheme