The Scottish government has increased the amount of money available to small-scale green energy projects in the country.
In an effort to boost the number of people involved in green energy schemes and help homeowners obtain cheap energy bills, the Scottish government has announced grants will now be available up to £150,000.
That represents a 50 per cent rise in the available funding for such projects and the money can be used for technical support, training and installation of green energy equipment.
"I want to maximise the benefits of renewable energy to communities throughout Scotland," said energy minister Jim Mather.
It is hoped the Communities and Renewable Energy Scheme will boost interest in green energy projects in Scotland and increase access to cheap energy bills through using small-scale renewable resources instead of homeowners simply buying energy from the grid every month.
The Daily Telegraph has recently suggested that solar power could offer an important way for people to access cheap energy, as advancements in the technology means it is now much cheaper to install solar panels in homes.
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