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Whether your company is looking to collaborate on R&D projects or test a new renewable energy device, you've come to the right place.

Here's an overview of three key research, development and testing sites which are attracting renewable energy companies from across the globe.



The International Technology and Renewable Energy Zone (ITREZ) is an alliance of the public, private and academic sectors, created to attract business investment and innovation to Scotland's renewable energy sector and enabling technologies.

Centred in Glasgow, Scottish Enterprise’s new inovo building is a Grade A, four-storey energy development hub opened with ORE Catapult, Linknode and GreenMarine as its first tenants. 

Next door is Strathclyde University’s Technology and Innovation Centre (being developed with funding from SSE and the Scottish Funding Council). It will house up to 800 academics and researchers when it opens in autumn 2014.


Energetica is a 25-year vision to create an exemplar low carbon, sustainable development corridor that will attract energy organisations and individuals to a natural and built coastal environment in Aberdeenshire - the existing home of Scotland's oil and gas industry.

A global showcase for energy technology development and energy efficiency, Energetica covers a 30-mile stretch that extends from Bridge of Don north to Peterhead and west to Aberdeen International Airport.

With the potential to create hundreds of jobs and £500m of additional annual GVA, Energetica has attracted £260 million of a potential £750 million investment in its first five years.

Energy Park Fife


Energy Park Fife is a world-leading facility on the East Coast of Scotland, supporting the growth of the Renewable Energy market. The site is located close to three of Scotland’s biggest proposed offshore wind farm developments and ideally suited for a range of marine energy activities - particularly manufacturing, research & development, and operations and maintenance.

Energy Park Fife comprises a 54Ha manufacturing site and is currently home to Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab) who are one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of jackets for offshore wind turbines. Samsung Heavy Industries are now testing the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine (7MW) there too.

The other two main parts of Energy Park Fife are Methil Docks and Methil Docks Business Park, which houses the Hydrogen Office that converts electricity from adjacent wind turbines into hydrogen fuel.

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