Renewables and clean tech

While the global climate emergency is calling for a shift from polluting, harmful and potentially dangerous energy production technologies to cleaner, greener energy solutions, Scotland is making significant progress towards its green energy targets. With our engineering experience, unique offshore energy capabilities and unrivalled support, we're your natural supply chain partners for renewable energy projects worldwide.

9,000 supply chain companies

Scotland's renewable energy and low carbon industry has over 9,000 supply chain companies

Highly skilled workforce

74% of industry leaders consider Scotland as one of world’s best training grounds in renewables

Over 2000 oil and gas companies

with deep water experience

Source: Scottish Economic Statistics, Scottish Enterprise February 2020, *includes supply chain

Find green energy supply chain partners

Energy is our DNA, it's our lifeblood.

Scotland has over 2000 energy and engineering companies who have been supplying offshore oil and gas in the North Sea for 50 years and now sells over £10 billion each year to over 100 countries. Our enterprising energy supply chain hosts a wide range of skills and expertise.

The Scottish Renewable Energy Directory is the who's who of Scotland's growing renewables and clean tech industry.

Find suppliers across marine energy, subsea engineering and offshore wind on the Scottish Industry Directories website.

Turning the tide

Scotland has abundant natural resources, a renowned engineering heritage and ambitions to create a greener planet. That makes it the ideal location for Orbital Marine Power to build the world’s most powerful, most technologically advanced tidal turbine.

In this video, Andrew Scott, CEO and director of Orbital Marine Power shares his company's solution to low cost tidal stream energy.

Supply chain, skills and expertise

Scotland's energy resources and targets

Our abundant resources and ambitious decarbonisation targets are powering the growth our renewable energy and low carbon industry:

  • 10.8GW pipeline of renewables under construction, awaiting construction or in planning
  • 25% of Europe's entire onshore wind resource crosses the seas around Scotland
  • 10GW of renewable electricity capacity
  • 68.1% of Scotland's total electricity demand met by renewable energy sources
  • 50% of Scotland's total energy demand to be supplied by renewables in 2030
Sgurr Energy meeting

Whether you're ready to trade or just want to chat about a potential project, we're here to help.

Scotland's unique capabilities and world firsts

Hydrogen in Scotland webinar

Green hydrogen at an industrial scale for a zero-carbon future - find out why Scotland has one of the best ecosystems for the hydrogen economy in Europe. Register to watch this free playback.

Strong international partnerships

Scotland has several Energy and Low Carbon Memoranda of Understanding in place with companies / institutions in the Middle East and Asia, to help develop joint renewable energy and low carbon initiatives, including:

  • Masdar in AbuDhabi
  • Science & Technology Park / ECCI in Hong Kong
  • The Nippon Foundation in Japan
Aerial view of Energy Park Fife

"Scotland's commitment to tackling climate change shows real global leadership. Combining resource commitment in the way Scotland has, ever since the early 2000s, has enabled Vattenfall to invest in more than £400 million in the Scottish wind sector over the past 10 years."

Piers Guy, UK country manager, Vattenfall

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