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.
To support community groups in progressing projects, we have compiled a framework of suppliers to provide a number of professional services.Learn More
The CARES toolkit will take you step by step through the process of developing projects, from determining your goals to achieving 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
A guide and toolkit have been developed to support the development and implementation of community-led local energy plans.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
Good Practice Principles
Read the Scottish Government's Good Practice Principles for a range of renewable energy project activities.Learn More
Resources for Housing Associations
This is a simple guide to help housing associations considering installing air source heat pumps in multiple domestic properties.Learn More
Solar PV Collective Purchase
This new initiative looks to make it easier and cheaper to switch to solar power by helping facilitate a bulk purchase of solar panels.Learn More
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.Learn More
CARES provides support and funding to help secure renewable energy installations on community buildings.Learn More
Local Energy Scotland guides
Step-by-step guidesLearn 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
Here you'll find some useful reports to help you with your local energy project, produced by us or by organisations we work with.Learn More
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