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Research and development sites

Find a location to carry out your research or develop a renewable energy device.

Companies including Mitsubishi Power Systems Europe, Repsol, Statoil, Gamesa and E.ON have already made themselves at home in Scotland.

Read more about our key renewables sites on the Scottish Enterprise website.

Read about our renewable energy sites

inovo is an inspiring new renewable energy hub in Glasgow

Why choose Scotland for your renewable energy project?

5 reasons to invest

  1. Abundant resources − 25% of Europe's wind and tidal energy, and 10% of its wave resource. In 2014, renewable energy reached 49.6% of Scotland's electricity generation,
  2. Unique capabilities − Europe's largest energy research group, and world-leading R&D, test and demonstration facilities, including EMEC, ITREZ and PNDC.
  3. Outstanding locations - Renewable generation sites are near enterprise areas, with laydown areas, deepwater ports, and European export markets nearby.
  4. Exceptional experience − Scotland has over 40 years of global offshore oil and gas experience and there are already over 11,500 people employed in renewable energy here.
  5. Unrivalled support - The Scottish Government has made £200 million of funding available for renewables innovation and development, in addition to EMR/EU funding.

Insights and reports



Testing sustainable island tech in Scotland

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Scotland's renewable energy sites


Scotland's key renewable energy sites

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The European Marine Energy Centre, Orkney


Scots marine energy testers show way for Japanese industry

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Full metal jackets

Scotland already has a strong, experienced supply chain for the renewable energy sector.

With 40 years' experience in oil and gas, Scotland has the manufacturing, engineering and energy consultancy know-how to realise your renewable energy project.

If you're looking for a specific product or service here in Scotland, we can point you in the right direction.

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Burntisland Fabrications Ltd manufacture jackets for offshore wind turbines

Our efficient, modern transport network makes Scotland the perfect location for your international business.

We have offices in 20 countries, staffed by teams who can talk you through Scotland’s capabilities and the funding support that may be available to you.

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Companies investing in Scotland benefit from our talented workforce.

International sector head - Ewen Cameron