Renewable energy resources
Identifying what renewable energy resources you have can help to inform what type of project you should take forward. There are a number of freely available sources of information to assist a community to decide on what type of project to develop.
Take a look at our matrix to help to identify which technologies might be most suited to your community. Both wave and tidal are emerging technologies which have yet to be widely installed.
The movement of the waves in oceans and seas contains significant levels of energy that when harnessed is referred to as wave energy. Wave energy can provide significant amounts of renewable energy, but unlike tidal energy the production of electricity is intermittent and dependent on weather conditions.
To see an overview of wave energy click the link below
Wave Energy Scotland supports the development of wave technology.
Case studies of community renewable projects can be found at
All have good case studies of community renewable projects around the country.