Typical community energy projects include wind turbines and solar farms. For projects that are 100% community owned or community groups following a shared ownership model, we provide free support and advice for all stages of your project.

We help communities deliver renewable energy projects. Whether wholly owned and/ or controlled by the community, or through partnerships with commercial or public sector partners, we are here to help at every stage of the project.

Watch our video below to find out more about recent projects supported by the Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES).

During Community Energy Fortnight 2022 we celebrated the success of community energy organisations who make a real difference to their communities and play an important part in our goal to reach net zero emissions by 2045.

In this video we speak to people from:

  • Greencraig Wind Turbine
  • Donside Hydro, Aberdeen
  • Glasgow Community Energy.

Watch our video to find out more.

Related case studies

Greencraig Community Wind Turbine

Glasgow Community Energy

Edinburgh Community Solar Cooperative

Useful resources


A guide to planning your renewable energy project.

Developing a project idea

How to develop your project, from concept to a more robust feasibility study.

Establishing a community group

A guide to the role of the community group, including different possible legal entities and what support is available.