Community energy projects are often at the forefront of innovation with technology or business models. People who have a direct interest in their local energy supply can find new ways to maximise the benefits of renewable energy – by trialling emerging technologies, and making clever use of heat or power.
If you are interested in developing a project but cannot connect to the grid, or want to find ways of using power locally – perhaps for heating, transport or an energy intensive business – please get in touch.
We work with community groups, Distribution Network Operators, authorities, research bodies and technology companies to drive innovation in local energy generation, local supply, local demand and local financing.
Community Energy Scotland champions a concept called the Local Energy Economy. This idea describes a system where energy is generated, distributed and used locally. The cost of energy infrastructure may be supported through local finance, such as community shares.
The projects listed on the left of this page are examples of LEE schemes that CES has already brought to fruition.