Survey on renewable, low-carbon and energy storage technologies
The survey is exploring renewable technologies which have been installed on any housing association-owned property, such as offices and social housing, as well as on any housing association-owned land.
SFHA members are being invited to complete a short survey that seeks to record details of all renewable energy installations and energy storage installations that are in housing association ownership in Scotland.
By way of background, the Scottish Government appointed Energy Saving Trust to produce a database of all community and locally-owned installations in Scotland, including storage installations. The database is used to report on progress towards the Scottish Government’s target for 2GW of community and locally-owned renewable energy to be operational by 2030. The latest report can be accessed here.
The next annual update is due in spring 2024, and the Scottish Government is currently working with SFHA to conduct this survey to ensure the next update gives a true reflection of the renewables landscape throughout Scotland. The Scottish Government is also keen to ensure that the next report continues to reflect the excellent work Scotland’s housing associations are already undertaking in this area.
For clarity, this includes renewable technologies which have been installed on any housing association-owned property, such as offices and social housing, as well as on any housing association-owned land. The only eligibility requirement is that the renewable energy installation is wholly or partially owned by your organisation.
A blank survey template and supporting information can be found in the 'Downloads' section to the right of this article. Individual invitations with pre-populated versions of the survey will also be sent by email to those who have completed the survey in previous years.
If you have any questions about the survey, survey results or any other queries on the database, please contact Energy Saving Trust at RenewableReporting@est.org.uk.