Local energy systems
The Scottish Energy Strategy sets out a whole-system (heat, transport and electricity) approach as a core principle of the future of energy in Scotland.
CARES is designed to support this approach and to develop innovative and integrated local energy systems.
We've developed several resources to help take forward locally owned energy system projects, for example:
- A step-by-step guide to developing a project combining solar PV, battery storage and electric vehicle charging, based on a project we funded at Comrie Croft.
- A toolkit module focused on innovative energy systems, featuring case studies from the Local Energy Challenge Fund.
- Project summaries from our Innovation and Infrastructure Fund and Local Energy Challenge Fund awards.
Read the guide to Overcoming grid connection issues for community energy projects, produced by Cornwall Energy.