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In 2011, Energy Saving Trust was asked by the Scottish Government to produce a database of all community and locally owned renewable energy installations in Scotland, and to produce a short report on the information it contains. This database is updated annually and this is the fourth iteration of its associated report. The database includes, as far as possible, all installations known to be operating, under construction, or in earlier stages of development as of June 2014. The Scottish Government has set a target of 500MW of community owned and locally owned renewable energy capacity operating in Scotland by 2020.1
The purpose of the database and this report on it is to track progress towards the 500MW target. ‘Community and locally owned’ is defined as the installed capacity owned by:
- community groups
- local authorities
- housing associations
- other Scottish public bodies
- charities, including faith organisations
- further and higher education establishments
- local Scottish businesses
- Scottish farms and estates.