Title: “Assessing the Comparative Costs of Community and Commercial Renewable Energy Projects in Scotland”

Dates: 2014-2015

During 2015, Scene completed research alongside The James Hutton Institute and The University of Aberdeen, on behalf of the Scottish Government, through their ClimateXChange Secretariat. The research focused on a comparative analysis of costs in the renewable sector between community and commercial led renewable energy projects.

The research took the form of a desk based study, contacting established community groups and leading industry bodies to attempt to ascertain where community energy policy could be improved in Scotland. In addition to this, a dozen small to medium sized private developers took part in the research, allowing unprecedented insight into comparative advantages and disadvantages of each sector.

The research aims to influence national community energy policy and the Feed in Tariff review in late 2015.