Think Global - Act Local Farsight GreenTec sustainable energy solutions
About Us


Edmund Burke ::
18th century writer, philosopher and politician, wrote: 

“No-one made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do so little.”


Farsight GreenTec

Providing independent renewable energy advice throughout Scotland


Our Philosophy

Think global – act local

FGT’s guiding principle is that the necessary response to the limitations of the energy, water and other resources available to mankind and its successors can only come about when individuals accept personal responsibility for their unnecessary use, or waste, of them and do what they can to minimise it.

Whilst cost will always place limitations on this, ‘value for money’ should not be the primary consideration.

  Let's leave a legacy of which we can be proud

Thousands of generations have loved this beautiful planet before us but how many more after we have had our way with it? We are its stewards and our children are its beneficiaries. They will judge us by our actions. Let’s not knowingly add to the problems they face. Let’s leave a legacy of which we needn't be ashamed and, by example, teach them that care for the environment must be part of our way of life and that waste of resources is no more acceptable than graffiti, littering or drunken driving.

Our People

Joe Fergusson   Joe Fergusson ::
Director of FGT, spent 12 years as an Independent Financial Adviser latterly specialising in ethical and green investment and developing a passionate interest in environmental sustainability. In 2002 he became South West Scotland’s Development Officer for the Scottish Community & Householder Renewables Initiative (SCHRI) which is funded by the Scottish Government and managed by the Energy Saving Trust.

Over the following five years, until forming FGT in July 2007, he assisted scores of community groups, hundreds of householders and a wide variety of SMEs and rural estate owners, as well as the Local Authorities of North, South and East Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway, in shaping and funding their renewable energy projects. He has acquired a very broad and deep knowledge of the principles, practicalities and economics of solar thermal and photovoltaic, hydro, heatpump, biomass, wind, biogas, biodiesel, community heating and combined heat & power systems and energy efficient products and design, and regularly lectures on these subjects and on energy awareness. He also has a strong interest in, and broad understanding of, sustainable and low impact construction systems. He is a qualified National Home Energy Rating Surveyor.

He has assisted housing associations with devising new energy performance standards, had input into the energy-related aspects of the draft Ayrshire Joint Structure Plan, delivered CPD for teachers, architects, planners, chartered surveyors and others, assisted with the setting up of the Ayrshire Woodfuel Forum and a local Woodfuel producer group and helped organise successful fairs, conferences and seminars.

His work with community groups involved scoping of opportunities, basic specification of systems, assistance with tendering and with planning applications, completion of grant applications and case studies and general project support.

He is an enthusiastic proponent of sustainable development and home energy generation and has run a small biodiesel production business, Fat Power Ltd, from home since 2004. He is supported by his wife, Emma, and is building a network of engineering, electrical, electronics, design and other specialists to add depth to the FGT service.

  Farsight GreenTec Ltd
Tradunnock, MAYBOLE, Ayrshire, Scotland, KA19 7SE