About the Community and Locally Owned Projects Map

Find out more about the map here.

What is the community and locally owned map?

The map shows projects recorded in the community and locally owned renewable energy database, which is owned by the Scottish Government and maintained by the Energy Saving Trust.  

Operational projects with renewable energy capacities of under 50kW and projects that cannot be shared publically have not been shown on the map, but they are still counted towards the community and locally owned renewable energy capacity total. Where projects are in shared ownership, only the percentage of the capacity which is community or locally owned is reported to contribute towards the total installed capacity.

CARES data

The map shows all operational community and locally owned projects, as well as CARES projects in various stages of development. Where a project has been offered CARES funding through the pre-planning loan, this information will appear on the map, to demonstrate the pipeline of projects coming forward. If you would like to find out more about CARES projects or the support available through CARES, please contact us.

Data sources

Information is sought from a variety of sources for the community and locally owned renewable energy database. A list of the main data sources used can be found in the latest annual community and locally owned renewable energy report, available at

http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/scotland/communities/community-renewables/community-energy-reports

For projects where complete information could not be obtained, likely installed capacity has been estimated based on technology type, ownership category and building type. A full list of assumptions used also can be found in the annual report.

Map updates

The full update for the community and locally owned database and map is carried out annually in preparation for the community and locally owned renewable energy report. Updates received throughout the year are however added to the map on a monthly basis.

To provide an update on a project or to add a community or locally owned renewable energy project to the map, please contact us at colo.map@est.org.uk.