Residents in Garmouth benefit from free solar-electricity

November 2016

Thanks to Aberdeenshire social housing landlord Osprey Housing, 11 residents in Garmouth, Moray are now receiving free electricity through solar-electricity-generating (PV) panels installed on their roof. Eleven, eight panel (2kWp) solar PV systems were fitted, on the most southerly facing roof of each home. The works were completed by Brechin based installer Forster Energy, within […]

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Forster-REI partnership offers fully funded solar option

October 2016

Forster Energy recently partnered with solar investment experts Renewable Energy Investments (REI) to offer Scottish businesses, public sector, commercial landlords and community groups an alternative way to fund clean energy generation projects, secure a reduced electricity tariff and reduce carbon emissions. The partnership provides access to 100% funding for solar PV projects through a power […]

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Solar PV as the solution for EESSH

August 2016

Over the spring and summer months Forster delivered a series of twelve workshops for over forty Scottish social housing landlords. The well-received workshop explored the opportunity that solar PV presents in meeting the Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH) and tacking fuel poverty. “The workshop proved extremely popular and led to much constructive discussion […]

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New SPA Energy Efficiency Framework

August 2016

Forster was recently appointed onto the Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA) new ‘Energy Efficiency and Refurbishment’ framework. Forster will service workstream 2 of the SPA Energy Efficiency and Refurbishment (N7) framework, which runs until May 2020. The OJEU compliant framework is targeted at those responsible for procuring energy efficiency measures for Scottish social housing and public buildings. […]

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What do DECC changes mean for Scottish businesses?

October 2015

Our Chairman, John Forster, talks about how Scottish businesses will be affected by the proposed DECC changes to the Feed-in Tariff: In only a few short months the solar industry has gone from being the rising star of the renewables revolution to a sector under incredible pressure. Following the UK government’s Department of Energy and […]

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DECC review of the Feed-in Tariff scheme

August 2015

Our Chairman, John Forster, comments on the proposed DECC changes to the Feed-in Tariff: On Thursday 27th August 2015, DECC announced plans to drastically cut subsidies through the Feed-in Tariff scheme which will have damaging effects on the solar industry. However in Scotland there remains strong support politically and commercially and there is still hope […]

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Solar Independence Plan

August 2015

Solar power has seen spectacular growth in Britain and around the world over the last five years. It now provides 1.5% of the UK’s electricity, supporting over 30,000 jobs across the country (including the supply chain). Prices have tumbled rapidly, allowing the Government to cut subsidies by about two-thirds during the lifetime of the last […]

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Cronan Farm gets a solar boost

July 2015

On Friday 3rd July, we welcomed, Murdo Fraser MSP to Cronan Farm, in Perthshire to visit one of our largest solar installations and speak to our team about the benefits for agricultural businesses. Murdo Fraser MSP said, “The solar industry provides a fantastic source of clean, low cost energy that farms like this can benefit from. […]

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Forster Energy All Set for UKs Largest Renewable Energy Showcase
Forster Energy All Set for UK’s Largest Renewable Energy Showcase

May 2015

Leading provider of roof-top and free-standing solar photovoltaics in Scotland, Forster Energy, is all set for this year’s All-Energy Exhibition and Conference. The event, which is the UK’s largest renewable energy showcase, takes place at the SECC, Glasgow on May 6 and 7. Forster Energy will again be sharing a stand H30 with Angus Council […]

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Forster Energy at STA Commercial Rooftop Event: Delivering Growth

March 2015

A new DECC report, which classifies solar PV as ‘a strong economic booster’, highlights the momentous growth in the sector in the last five years.

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Forster Energy Announced as NFU Scotland PV Affinity Partner

November 2014

We are delighted to announce that we have entered into an Affinity Partnership with NFU Scotland.

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