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Foula Electricity Trust wind turbine upgrade

The isle of Foula is not connected to the Shetland distribution grid. It has generated its own power since the creation of the Foula Electricity Trust...

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Development of hydrogen projects in Scotland

The report is structured as an introduction to the three individual projects and an analysis of lessons learned as outlined by interview respondents f...

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Outer Hebrides Hydrogen Market Study

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (CnES) is the local council for the Outer Hebrides. CnES was supported by CARES to explore the development of a hydrogen eco...

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Learning from the Local Energy Challenge Fund

This is an overview of four examples of innovative electricity projects funded under the Scottish Government’s Local Energy Challenge Fund (LECF), a...

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ACCESS: Assisting Communities to Connect to Electric Sustainable Sources

ACCESS (Assisting Communities to Connect to Electric Sustainable Sources) was a project launched by Community Energy Scotland in cooperation with proj...

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North Uist Wind Turbines

UistWind is a project owned by the North Uist Development Company (Trading) Ltd (NUDC-T), a Community Benefit Society (BenCom). The BenCom was set up ...

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Outer Hebrides Local Energy Hub

The Outer Hebrides Local Energy Hub (OHLEH) is a multi-sector partnership comprising the Scottish Salmon Company (SSC), Pure Energy Centre, Community ...

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Canna Renewable Energy and Electrification

Technology: Onshore wind, solar photovoltaic (PV) array, battery storage

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Barra and Vatersay Local Energy Plan

Barra and Vatersay are two very remote islands at the south end to the Outer Hebrides with a combined population of over 1,300 people.

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Brae Local Energy Plan

The village of Brae is on the north mainland of Shetland, on a narrow isthmus that separates the mainland from Northmavine. The small fishing village ...

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Wind to Agri-Energy

Project lead: Shapinsay Development Trust

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Pairc Niseaboist Community Energy Project

Project lead: The West Harris Trust

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