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Home Energy Scotland is offering free, impartial advice to anyone interested in installing solar panels, at a drop-in session at Braid Hills Hotel, Edinburgh, 3-8pm Thursday 25 September 2014.

Home Energy Scotland is funded by The Scottish Government and managed by Energy Saving Trust to provide information on making your home cheaper to heat.

James Coventry from Currie installed solar panels in December 2012 and a new hot water tank the year after. James said, “We were delighted with Home Energy Scotland’s free advice service and with the performance of both the panels and the tank.”

Roddy Hamilton, Technical Manager, Home Energy Scotland, said:

“Solar panels can generate hot water or electricity and cut fuel bills – and they’re better for the environment. They can even generate an income for you.

“But choosing the right panels and installer can be unnecessarily complicated. Our trained advisers can make the whole process simpler.

“Come along and have a chat with us, or call 0808 808 2282 and ask for our free solar information pack. We can even arrange for one of our advisors to visit your home to provide tailored advice.”

Home Energy Scotland can also tell you about the financial incentives available, provide a list of registered installers who work in this area and support you while you get estimates and choose who to do the work.

For more information about solar panels and other renewable technologies, go to the Energy Saving Trust website or call Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282, text “Warm” to 81025 for a call back or email

Submitted by Heather Walker