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Social Media 2016


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Meet Our Team 2016


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Meet Our Team 2016


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About Scene 2016


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About Scene 2016


About Scene

We are a Social Enterprise focused on strengthening communities through consultancy, research and development of ICT products. We work across the renewable energy and energy access sectors.

Founded in Edinburgh in 2011, we have built a reputation as one of Scotland’s foremost community energy organisations, and have an emerging standing as action researchers and product developers in energy access. 

Scene is represented in Edinburgh, London and India - with projects ongoing in countries around the world. To find out more about our ongoing work and past projects, take a look at the case studies our Consulting and Research pages.

Since we began our core mandate has been to address the gap between energy generation and citizens.  We set out to reduce the size of this gap, by helping non-specialists develop their own renewable energy solutions. We now work across a broader range of sectors, but to the same ends - to bring power and capability closer to home.

Delivery Innovation Knowledge RESEARCH PROJECT DELIVERY ICT DEVELOPMENT • Community Energy Development • Shared Ownership Projects • Local Energy Systems • Off-Grid Energy Communications & Monitoring • Online Knowledge Sharing • Pay-As-You-Go Energy Systems • Community Energy Research & Data Collection • Policy Analysis & Development • Emerging Market & Innovation Research

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ICT products 2016


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ICT products 2016


Cloud Solar is a solar energy monitoring, control and payment system comprising newly developed hardware, advanced communications technology and a cross-platform management dashboard. It is built for use by solar energy providers, allowing them to offer flexible payment options to their users, including pay-as-you-go, which lower barriers to accessing solar energy. It allows providers to monitor and control their systems remotely. The hardware has a modular design, cutting costs for users, who can create their own system depending on where their clients are, how connected they are and what their payment plan is.

It was developed in 2016 and is set for trials in Chile before being brought to market in 2017.

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Urjaa Samadhan is a mobile and web platform that utilises SMS and missed-call gateway, to gather service requests from poor and remote users of solar-pv products. Users in need of a new product, or a repair can place a missed call or SMS to our dedicated number and our system does the rest; routing the request to a local service person who in connected in to the national market for spares and repairs. Urjaa Samadhan is pioneering the use of ICT in the solar repair sector, which is generally a very low-tech and ad-hoc environment.

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Energy Archipelago is a long running project, started in 2012 that aims to map the community energy movement around the world, allowing comparison and learning between communities and countries. The platform is user-led, with data provided by hundreds of community volunteers.

We track news coverage, technology trends and compare market statistics across regions.

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Community Reinvestment 2016


We put our money where our mouth is, by reinvesting as much of our revenue as possible into community-owned projects. Projects we are currently supporting include:

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Community Reinvestment 2016


We put our money where our mouth is, by reinvesting as much of our revenue as possible into community-owned projects. Projects we are currently supporting include:

PROJECTS SUPPORTED (JAN 2016): 22

TOTAL INVESTMENT (JAN 2016): £14,000 

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Contact 2016


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Contact 2016


We'd love to hear from you. Either use the form below or contact us directly using the contact details at the bottom of the page.

Our office addresses are:

Edinburgh: ECCI, Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LZ, United Kingdom

London: 465c Hornsey Road, Islington, London, N19 4DR, United Kingdom

Bhubaneshwar: Plot No. 665, Lane 7, Shree Vihar, Patia, Bhubaneswar, 751031, Odisha

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Research Solutions 2016


We offer research solutions in community energy and energy access, to help understand and facilitate inclusive renewable energy development

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Research Solutions 2016


We offer research solutions in community energy and energy access, to help understand and facilitate inclusive renewable energy development

Our team brings a rich blend of skills and experience to the table, covering econometric, geospatial and sociological analysis. We have collaborated on research projects in Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, India, Germany, The Netherlands, Chile & Cameroon and have published widely.

Past and present research themes include:

  • Risk assessment for community renewable energy
  • Business models and financial vehicles facilitating community ownership 
  • International comparative studies on community energy
  • Socio-economic impacts of community energy
  • Self-sustaining technology systems in less developed regions
  • ICT for effective off-grid energy markets
  • Financing energy access

We hold an extensive database on community energy that it has readily made available to researchers in the past, in exchange for additional data collection or in the context of a bilateral research collaboration. We also welcome PhD students and high calibre MSc students looking for work experience, data or research opportunities.

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Case Studies 2016


A selection of our past and ongoing research and ICT work. Click on the tags to filter by category.

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Case Studies 2016


A selection of our past and ongoing research and ICT work. Click on the tags to filter by category.

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Memberships 2016


We are members of the following organisations:

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Memberships 2016


We are members of the following organisations: