Our free resources are here to help you with your local energy project.  

You can also find out more about the successes and challenges of other projects by taking a look at our Case Studies.

We also produce a range of useful presentations for our popular annual CARES Conference and other events. If you're interested in getting copies of these, let us know

If you have any questions, we're here to help - get in touch.  

Framework Contractors

To support community groups in progressing projects, we have compiled a framework of suppliers to provide a number of professional services.

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CARES Toolkit

The CARES toolkit will take you step by step through the process of developing projects, from determining your goals to achieving them.

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Local Energy Marketplace

Browse our directories to find funders, partners, mentors and suppliers to help you develop your local energy project.

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Good Practice Principles

Read the Scottish Government's Good Practice Principles for a range of renewable energy project activities.

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Resources for Housing Associations

This is a simple guide to help housing associations considering installing air source heat pumps in multiple domestic properties.

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Farm Scale Solar Co-operative

This new initiative looks to make it easier and cheaper for farms to switch to solar power by helping facilitate a bulk purchase of solar panels.

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Solar PV on estate buildings

CARES provides support to organisations such as local authorities, universities and other national and regional organisations to take forward renewable energy installations.

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Community buildings

CARES provides support and funding to help secure renewable energy installations on community buildings.

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Local Energy Scotland guides

Step-by-step guides

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Infrastructure and Innovation Fund Project Summaries

The Infrastructure & Innovation Fund (IIF) has awarded support to over 40 different projects to date across Scotland, find out more about these projects here.

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Useful reports

Here you'll find some useful reports to help you with your local energy project, produced by us or by organisations we work with.

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