Projects & Innovations

The projects and innovations we support speak for themselves. Take a look below at some of the ways members are working to develop the benefits of renewable energy and related technologies. 

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Islands Centre for Net Zero

The Islands Centre for Net Zero (ICNZ) is a pan-island distributed innovation centre, supported by the Islands Deal that will support Orkney, Shetland and the Outer Hebrides to become...

Carbon Neutral Islands

The Carbon Neutral Islands (CNI) project aims to support six island communities towards achieving net zero by 2040, acting as Lighthouse Communities in Scotland’s decarbonisation journey. The project is...

N76 Energy in Motion

Project Overview  The N76 Energy in Motion project is a partnership with six development trusts based along and around the A76 trunk road in Dumfries & Galloway and East...

Western Isles Energy in Motion – 2022 update

Western Isles Energy in Motion (WIEiM) ran from July 2020 to August 2021 which aimed to raise awareness of sustainable transport opportunities for community organisations in the Western Isles...

Heat Pump Plus

Heat pumps can offer a viable alternative for many homes to transition from fossil fuel-based heating systems to a much cleaner system. Overview The Heat Pump Plus project investigated...

Western Isles Energy in Motion (WIEiM)

Energy in Motion is a year-long project, started in 2020,  aiming to raise awareness of sustainable transport opportunities amongst community groups across the Western Isles. Through this project Community Energy...

The Fishermen Three

Community Energy Scotland Trading Ltd owns a third stake in a 3-turbine, 7.5MW windfarm in the Scottish Borders. The site at Hoprigshiels is known as The Fishermen Three,...


Solar / Battery Storage / Wind
Off-grid mixed energy system and storage. The Canna Renewable Energy and Electrification project involved the construction of a new system based around wind, solar...

Western Isles Micro-Turbines

Community Energy Scotland Trading Ltd ownership of eleven 5kW turbines situated on community-owned land, providing local benefits and generating income.

Community Power Orkney

A community partnership organisation across Island Development Trusts in Orkney, set up in 2011 to allow partnership working, provide collaboration, pool expertise, share ideas, find solutions to common...


Local Energy Economies
Outer Hebrides Local Energy Hub (OHLEH) is an innovative project that will demonstrate how different renewable energy technologies can be integrated to support local energy economies...


Local Grid Demand
SMart IsLand Energy systems: The island communities of Orkney, Samsø in Denmark and Portuguese Madeira, in collaboration with technical, grid and academic partners across Europe, are tackling...


Integrated Energy Systems
REsponsive FLEXibility - an energy system of the future. Integrated Energy Systems linking the flexible operation of electricity, transport & heat networks to provide affordable power and...