The Scottish Government is offering £10 million of funding for innovative low carbon projects in rural parts of the country.
Local energy projects that have the potential to boost energy efficiency and cut carbon emissions can apply for up to £100,000 from the Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP).
The funding targets remote and rural areas to help bridge the gaps in capacity, skills and resources.
Scottish Business, Innovation and Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse said: “Our recently published draft Energy Strategy sets out our vision for 2050 for Scotland to have a modern, integrated energy system that delivers reliable, low carbon energy at affordable prices to consumers in all parts of Scotland.
“We can be proud of our innovative culture and this fund will help continue to build the right environment to develop more new ideas, supporting rural communities across Scotland with investment and the creation of further high-value jobs.”
Scotland has become the first country to have 2,000 schools awarded a ‘Green Flag’ eco-award.