Three low carbon heating projects have won a share of a £1.75 million fund.
The schemes in Shetland, Clydebank and Glasgow will use water source heat pump technology to extract heat from water to supply low carbon heat.
A £1.6 million loan will help fund a large scale sea water source heat pump scheme in Lerwick, which will allow 225 more households to join the existing network.
The remaining funding of £150,000 will be equally split between two projects – a district heating network in the River Clyde basin and the University of Glasgow Western Campus.
Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said: “Supporting the development of district heating and wider low carbon technologies will help maximise the economic opportunities from Scotland’s low carbon sector.
“Heat is estimated to account for over half of Scotland’s total energy use and is responsible for nearly half of Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions so the imperative to take action is very clear.”
The Green Investment Bank today announced it is investing in a district heating project in Scotland.