Funding for low carbon heating
8th March 2016

Three innovative heating projects have been awarded a total of £1.75 million by the Scottish Government. The schemes, in Shetland, Clydebank and Glasgow, will use water source heat pump technology to extract heat from water to supply low carbon heat efficiently. A £1.6m loan will help fund a large scale sea-water source heat pump in Lerwick, Shetland which will allow 225 more households to join the existing network. A £75,000 grant will fund plans for a district heating network on the site of the former John Brown Shipyard in Clydebank using the River Clyde as a heat source. Another grant of £75,000 will be used to develop plans for the University of Glasgow’s heat network to utilise the River Kelvin as a heat source. The Shetland project is supported by the District Heating Loan Fund, which has awarded funding to district heating projects across Scotland to help cut energy bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Since the Fund was launched in 2011 a total of £10.25 million has been awarded to 41 schemes to date.  More info