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Scotland is extremely suitable for the development of solar energy technologies, due to its long hours of daylight and demand for heat and hot water even when it's sunny. Solar applications are usually small scale and can supply electricity or heat.

The Scottish Government provides some free advice for the installation of solar energy. Householders and small businesses can get help and information by calling the Energy Saving Scotland Advice Network on 0800 512 012. Not-for-profit community based organisations can get help under the Community And Renewable Energy Scheme by calling 01349 860120. The Scottish Government's Community Renewable Energy Toolkit also contains advice and details of a wide range of grants which could possibly help.