A new report has revealed that independent renewable energy schemes in Scotland generated over £234 million worth of power last year, an increase on the 2012 figure of £191 million.
The Energy Entrepreneurs Report, which was carried out by SmartestEnergy states that £66 million was in independent renewable electricity schemes in 2013.
Schemes that came on stream last year included the Western Isles' three-turbine Loch Carnan Wind Farm. Scotland's biggest community-owned wind farm, the project is expected to generate £2m in revenue this year.
Profits will be reinvested in communities in South Uist, Benbecula and Eriskay.
Last year also saw more than 500 independent projects of over 50kW capacity operating across Scotland.