Community-based renewables projects "could soar in UK".

Recharge: “Think-tank ResPublica says community-owned capacity is on course to reach 550MW by 2020, from 60MW now, as local groups warm to the idea of having a stake in projects.” “But its study claims the ownership model has a hugely bigger potential – equivalent to one-fifth of total renewable capacity, or almost 5.3GW – given the right policy framework.
It points out that community energy in Germany accounts for 46% of all renewable production.”