We are working to decarbonise Orkney by making low-carbon energy like home batteries and electric cars more affordable.
Our team is here to work with individuals and island communities to understand how you use heat, electricity and transport and how ReFLEX can help.
Test driving is in Stromness and lease vehicle collection takes place in Kirkwall. You can also watch videos demonstrating our five test models.
Preliminary checks will test the suitability of these services at your location. If installation can proceed, we will work with you and our installers to determine a time frame, logisitics and cost.
For all ReFLEX Orkney tariff customers, the first step is a remote assessment to see if your home is technically capable of handling a smart meter (this may be possible even if you don't have mobile coverage.)
We aim to install smart meters for ReFLEX Orkney tariff customers wherever possible, but you can sign up to our tariff now regardless of whether it’s possible to install one in your home.
To access the grant schemes there is a requirement that your home has an internet connection. A survey would need to be carried out at your home to determine the suitability of your home for the technology.
You may need a grid connection application, arranged by the installer. This could add a few months to the timeframe for installation.
Batteries & solar
ReFLEX Orkney is developing plans to help Orcadians with battery storage, solar PV and integration to the electricity grid. This offer will be available for homes subject to technical checks including:
testing for a suitable internet connection
A survey to determine the suitability of your home for the technology.
While there can be additional challenges to delivering services to the more remote areas of Orkney, this is a key aim of the project.
Most of our products have little or no upfront cost and we can help access grants too. Our surveyors and installers visit Westray, Sanday, Stronsay and Hoy monthly, and we can look at grouping surveys and installations on other isles to make it as affordable as possible. Installs outside the Orkney mainland could incur additional costs associated with installers time and travel, but our aim will be to keep costs down which may mean it takes a little longer.