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Renewable energy

We believe we have a key role to play in the transition to a low carbon economy, having now been active in the sector for over 20 years.

We offer both secured and project based lending solutions, which allows us to support a wide range of transaction types and sizes across the mid-market.

By taking an objective approach to assessing lending opportunities, we are able to support a number of different technologies including hydro, wind, solar and biomass. Going forward, we intend to support a broader range of technologies.

Our specialist team of 4 is based in Scotland but operates on a UK wide basis and handles all aspects of customer engagement including origination, execution and portfolio management.

We provide both development and operational stage finance.

Our customers include landowners, farmers, SME developers, private equity funds and infrastructure funds.

We pride ourselves on our specialist knowledge, track record of delivery and ability to innovate and evolve in line with the requirements of our customers.

Case studies

Scottish Hydro Investment Limited





Head of Renewable Energy

Head of Renewable Energy - Keith Wilson

Telephone: 07484542434

Email Adam Heslop

Senior Director, Renewable Energy

Senior Director, Renewable Energy - Adam Heslop

Telephone: 07730540868

Email Adam Heslop

Deal Highlights
Shropshire Bio Gas Ltd

We provided an additional multi-million pound funding package, enabling the business to invest in its anaerobic digestion plant and more than double its energy output.

Netherburn West Ltd

Funding provided to build an 800KW wind turbine on Marshill Farm, Lesmahagow, in partnership with the local community.

Greenmyres Renewable Energy Ltd

Funding provided to erect a community owned 500KW wind turbine, producing power sufficient to meet the demand of 300 Aberdeenshire homes.

Achlachan Wind Farm

A multi million funding package provided to support the build of a 10MW CFD-supported onshore wind project in Caithness.

Ardlussa (Jura)

The 16,000 acre Ardlussa Estate on the Island of Jura received funding from the Bank to purchase a hydroelectric turbine in order to build a sustainable hydroelectric power scheme.

Achnasheen Hydro

The 16,000 acre Ardlussa Estate on the Island of Jura received funding from the Bank to purchase a hydroelectric turbine in order to build a sustainable hydroelectric power scheme.

CRF Hydro Power

We provided a multi-million pound funding package to support the redevelopment of the Garbhaig hydropower scheme, enabling CRF Hydro to establish a 2MW scheme in Wester Ross.


The UK's leading independent green energy company has refinanced Avleston wind farm with support from Clydesdale Bank.

Ardtornish Estate Company Ltd

We helped Ardtornish boost its renewable energy production with a new £3.5m hydroelectric scheme, and financed a new £350,000 biomass heating project for the mansion house.

Ashwater Solar Ltd

A multi million funding package provided to support a 5MW ground mounted solar farm located in Devon.

Important information

Terms and conditions apply. All facilities are subject to status and eligibility. Over 18s only. Fees may apply. Please note that security may be required. Any asset used as security will be at risk if you break the agreement and may be sold to repay your debt. The products described may not be suitable for all requirements and circumstances. In accordance with its Terms of Business, the Bank is not providing advice in respect of these products. In addition, the Bank only provides information on the products, services and transactions provided by it or a member of the Bank’s group. It is your responsibility to seek any financial, tax and/or legal advice that you require. Any decision to enter into a transaction with us is on the basis that you have made your own assessment, with or without additional professional advice, of the suitability of the product for your requirements.