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Low Carbon Opportunities Programme

What is on offer?

Stage 1: Free renewable energy generation or low carbon innovation assessment

Renewable energy generation business assessment

A free assessment offering 12 hours of support with a specialist adviser, worth up to £1,000, to consider the renewable energy generation potential of your business. The assessment will look at your business energy usage and site(s) and recommend the most appropriate system(s) for your business.

All renewable energy technologies will be considered including solar panels, heat pumps, biomass boilers and combined heat/power plants.

Low carbon innovation business assessment

A free assessment offering 12 hours of support with a specialist advisor, worth up to £1,000, to work with you to develop your low carbon innovation projects. The assessment will be tailored to your business needs and could include analysis of the opportunities for diversification or development in the low carbon products and services sector. This will then be followed by specialist advice according to your business needs.

Stage 2: Renewable energy generation or low carbon innovation grants

You can apply for grants of up to 40% of the total cost of a project (excluding VAT) to a maximum contribution of £50,000 for renewable energy or £30,000* for innovation.

The examples of Renewable Energy Generation projects you could receive a grant for:

  • Solar PV
  • Geothermal heat systems
  • Biomass boilers
  • Air, ground or water source heat pumps
  • Geothermal heat collectors or solar collectors
  • Heat networks
  • Renewable energy distribution technologies
  • Renewable energy storage

The examples of Low Carbon Innovation projects you could receive a grant for:

  • Low carbon product, process or service development
  • Commercialisation or implementation costs
  • Market research and assessment
  • IPR protection
  • Prototyping, demonstration or testing of new products
  • Manufacturing scale up or market rollout

NB: This is not an exclusive list.

*Max £50,000 in Shropshire