Seventeen projects across Scotland have been offered a share in grant funding of over £600k of funds from the Scottish Government. These projects will investigate and develop approaches which link local energy generation with local energy demand, using innovative distribution and storage solutions. “It is encouraging to see communities, academia, companies and the public sector working together to ensure a sustainable energy future for local areas across the country – from the Western Isles, Moray and the Highlands in the north to North Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway in the south west of Scotland. “Scotland is making great progress in renewable energy with the equivalent of 56.7% of gross electricity consumption coming from renewables in 2015. From energy storage to renewable heat and smart grids, this funding will help to unlock new forms of renewable energy at a local level.
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