Community energy in Scotland: the social factors for success

Project Details


Drawing on a database of 276 Scottish community projects, this report identifies the social factors which influence the success of community energy projects through the various stages of development, from idea to operation.

Key findings

Knowing these success factors can help policy makers to improve the uptake and success rate of community energy projects by:
• Investigating the motivators and barriers to community energy projects
• Identifying the key prerequisites for success, especially community social capital
• Recommending potential policy interventions to enhance social capital
• Assessing the potential and limitations of the predominant business models for community energy
Effective start/end date1/06/131/09/13


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