Renewable energy

Harnessing the power of the wind and sea surrounding Shetland for renewable energy offers huge potential for businesses on and off the islands.

Renewable energy could offer the most significant step change in Shetland’s economy since the discovery of North Sea Oil and Gas nearly 50 years ago. We are extremely fortunate in Shetland to have a substantial quantity of renewable energy resource in and around Shetland, which is estimated at 2,200 gigawatt hours per annum. We are currently only harnessing energy from a tiny fraction of this with just over 16,000KW of renewable energy installed across domestic and commercial systems.

By investing in renewable energy solutions, Shetland has the opportunity to continue exporting energy to the wider world, diversifying our economy and creating opportunities for future generations.

Opportunities exist for developers working in the wind (both offshore and onshore), wave and tidal power sectors. For more information contact Katrina Wiseman, Head of Business Growth at Highland and Islands Enterprise to find out more. Email katrina.wiseman@hient.co.uk or call +44 (0)1595 744 909.

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