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  • Tread carefully with grid advice

Tread carefully with grid advice before paying for an application

February 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Many landowners have contacted us recently after they've been approached by firms touting grid advice and persuading landowners to sign up to up-front fees for making a battery storage grid application. Read how you should beware of this approach and find out how we are different.

  • Battery storage site Manchester

20MW battery storage scheme in Greater Manchester

February 12th, 2018|0 Comments

We secured 20MW of battery storage capacity on our client's redundant urban site and also secured the highest ground rent from a developer we have seen to date.

  • How much should you pay for grid consultancy??

How much should you pay for grid consultancy?

January 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Some advisors are taking money from landowners to make grid applications for battery storage on sites that don’t have a chance of a scheme. See why and find out how we are different.

  • Oxfordshire energy advice

200kW behind-the-meter solar and battery storage advice in Oxfordshire

January 8th, 2018|0 Comments

We are advising a large stately home on behind-the-meter solar and battery storage. Having secured 200KW of solar and storage capacity, we are now working with independent experts in the renewable heat market to get our clients maximum value from their energy opportunities.

  • electrical grid application

A sad day caused by grid connection application scandal

December 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Land and property owners need to be made aware of some of the practices of some 'grid consultants' and land agents during the grid connection application process that could cost them unnecessary time and money and that are putting the Network Operators' system planning teams under considerable pressure.

  • battery storage farming

Discover your battery storage opportunities ahead of your neighbours

December 1st, 2017|0 Comments

We were delighted to be asked to contibute an article to Farming Monthly after they had seen an article by Hugh in another publication. The article below was first published in Farming Monthly's digital edition - September 2017.

  • subsidy free solar

Will we see standalone subsidy-free solar in 2018?

November 30th, 2017|0 Comments

2017 saw the first subsidy-free solar farm energise, but the scheme was located with battery storage and had an existing suitable grid connection. The burning question is when could we see a subsidy-free standalone scheme deployed on a new connection?

  • behind the meter pitfalls

Behind-the-meter battery storage: the pitfalls to avoid

November 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Battery storage remains an expensive technology, and the risks of investing unwisely are high if you haven’t done your research and correct planning first. Battery storage is not suited to all sites, not all sites will a business case for scheme and the risks of being mis-sold are high.

  • behind the meter battery storage

Should you be tapping into battery storage opportunities behind the meter?

November 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Battery storage located ‘behind the meter’ is an emerging market which holds huge potential for energy cost savings and income opportunities for some businesses, farms and estates. We look at what it is, which sites it is suited to and highlight the benefits it can bring to a site.

  • Gird is King

‘Grid is King’ for any stand-alone or co-located scheme

October 25th, 2017|0 Comments

We are delighted that our CEO, Hugh Taylor, has been interviewed for The Energyst. Grid is King for any standalone or behind-the-meter, single technology or co-located schemes.

  • battery storage site

800kW behind-the-meter solar and battery storage advice in Yorkshire

October 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Read how we secured grid capacity for 800kW of behind-the-meter battery storage for our Yorkshire clients and the consultancy we are now providing.

  • Subsidy free solar

Subsidy-free stand-alone solar is coming, but it isn’t quite here yet

October 9th, 2017|0 Comments

At the end of September the UK's first subsidy-free solar farm was unveiled. There is no doubt that this scheme is a step forward for the renewables industry. However, even though this scheme was financially viable without any subsidies, it doesn’t mean that every large solar scheme will be, in the short term.

  • Gas Gensets

What makes a good gas genset site?

September 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Most of the 'noise' in the energy industry is about the lucrative opportunities from battery storage, and we've written about sites that are suitable for battery storage before. However, batteries are not suitable for all sites or all parts of the electrical grid. A gas genset may be suitable for sites where a battery storage isn't.

  • Stop Go energy scheme study

Find out if you have viable battery storage or power scheme sites

August 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Any battery storage or power generation scheme will need a cost-effective grid connection. It may also need planning consents, land rights, the right generation or demand profile, sufficient budget and an appropriate return on investment.

  • Gas genset site Hampshire

20MW gas genset scheme in Berkshire

August 4th, 2017|0 Comments

We secured 20MW of grid capacity for a gas genset scheme for a landed estate in Berkshire.

  • Grid right consultant

How to choose the right grid consultant

August 1st, 2017|0 Comments

With the power generation and energy storage industry awash with developers and consultants, how can landowners looking to invest in energy schemes be confident that they are making the right decision and investing their time and money in the right company or consultant?

  • Battery storage site

7MW battery storage scheme in Oxfordshire

July 30th, 2017|0 Comments

The 7MW of battery storage capacity we secured for a pension fund client yielded a very competitive ground rent offer following our tender process.

  • Do you have a site suitable for battery storage?

Do you have a site suitable for battery storage?

July 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Numerous factors must conspire for a site to be viable for battery storage. See how you should find out if you have genuine potential for a site in this article first published in Energy Now magazine.

  • gas genset site

7.5MW gas genset scheme in Kent

July 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Our client secured 7.5MW of grid capacity for a gas genset scheme and we achieved a very competitive ground rent offer from a developer.

  • Why is independence important?

Why is independence important?

July 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Power scheme and energy storage developers will specialise in a single technology. Watch how an independent approach gets you the most suitable technology, the most suitable scale and the most suitable developer to maximise your opportunities.

  • Why the need for speed

Why the need for speed?

July 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Power generation and storage schemes can make a lot of money in ground rent for the few landowners lucky to have them. But capacity on the grid is in short supply and is issued by network operators on a strictly first-come-first served basis. You must act quickly.

Be proactive. Don’t wait for a developer to come to you.

June 29th, 2017|0 Comments

To get the best out of any scheme we encourage landowners to be proactive and investigate their energy opportunities. If appropriate, seek permission to connect to the electrical grid before a developer approaches them. Maintaining control throughout the process is key to success.

  • Electricity grid

Why shouldn’t a landowner authorise a developer to apply for a grid connection?

May 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Don’t sign a letter authorising a renewables or storage developer to apply for a grid connection on your land. Find out the reasons why and what you should do instead.

  • Public speaking

“Fascinating, entertaining and thought-provoking” public speaking

April 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Our CEO, Hugh Taylor, is an experienced public speaker and speaks at many energy and business events. Read some of the great feedback and book him for your event. His talks always get good feedback and generate plenty of discussion after he has left the platform.

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