Business electricity users in Scotland are missing out on opportunities to benefit from renewable energy technologies.
This is according to a report from Scottish Renewables, which said only 3.6 per cent of registrations for wind turbines, solar panels and hydro generators came from small enterprises, with 95 per cent of applications for the Feed in Tariff scheme coming from private homeowners.
The figures were compiled ahead of a conference taking place in Stirling on Thursday (October 13th) that will highlight to businesses how they can reduce their energy bills and generate revenue by installing green devices.
Policy manager at Scottish Renewables Daniel Borisewitz said: "We need to encourage companies to take full advantage of these payments offered by the government, especially if they are to meet their own carbon and environmental targets."
This may be important for many firms, as a recent report by the BBC suggested UK-based manufacturers could move their operations overseas due to rising costs for gas and electricity.
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