CROP introduction

Community Renewables Opportunity Plan

CROP - Background CROP - IntroductionCROP - BasicsCROP - BenefitsCROP - SupportRead our renewable energy action planFind the answers to some common questions    

What are these pages?

During the Community Renewable Opportunity Portal’s (CROP) development it became apparent that there is a myriad of advice and guidance on renewable energy already available online. The CROP recognises this and is structured to provide quick access to relevant and reliable information for the reader, whether they are new to the topic or not.

Click on the relevant links below for access to the information or view our matrix to see which renewables might meet your community objectives. We also have a flowchart to give you an indication of the issues you need to be considering.

If you are looking into the subject of renewable energy for the first time you should start by reading the Basics section
If you are looking into how your community can benefit you should start by reading the Benefits section
If you want to develop a renewable energy project in your community try reading the Support section
If you want to find out about Argyll and Bute Council's policy for maximising the benefits of Renewable Energy look at the REAP pages
If your not sure what your looking for then check out the FAQ (frequently Asked Questions) page

Who should use these pages? 

Anyone with an interest in developing or benefiting from renewable energy projects within the Argyll & Bute Council area including;

  • Groups or individuals looking to develop a community owned renewable energy project
  • Community Councils
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Development Trusts
  • Community Interest Companies
  • Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisations
  • Not for Profit companies
  • Industrial Provident Societies
  • Social enterprises
  • Housing Associations
  • Not for profit groups
  • Commercial renewable energy developers who wish to work with any of the above organisations
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