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 would like copies of these, please get in touch.
The toolkit guides you step-by-step through the process of developing a renewable energy project, from determining your goals to helping you achieve them.Learn More
Community Benefits Toolkit
The toolkit guides community groups through the process, from initial contact with a developer through to creating a legacy, monitoring and reviewing the project.Learn More
Community-led local energy plan toolkit
This toolkit will guide you through the process of developing and implementing a community-led local energy plan.Learn More
Local Energy Marketplace
Browse our directories to find funders, partners, mentors and suppliers to help you develop your local energy project.Learn More
Local Energy Scotland site guides
Our site guides provide a short overview of the typical energy options applicable to particular sites – community buildings, community housing, and farms and agriculture.Learn More
Local Energy Scotland project models
Our project models provide a short overview of a specific, replicable energy project – new wind generation, refurbished wind generation, and photovoltaic installation on a community building.Learn More
To support community groups to progress projects, we’ve compiled a framework of suppliers for professional services including project management, lawyers and financial advisors.Learn More
Good Practice Principles
Read the Scottish Government's Good Practice Principles for a range of renewable energy project activities.Learn More
A guide to installing air source heat pumps for housing associations
A step-by-step guide to installing air source heat pumps in housing association properties.Learn More
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.Learn More
We’ve collated some useful reports produced by organisations that we work with, including Scottish Water and Cornwall Insight.Learn More
Post-Feed in Tariff Viability Modelling
This guide uses generic project modelling to estimate the viability of different projects without the Feed-in Tariff subsidy.Learn More