Polly Stevenson

About Polly Stevenson

Polly is responsible for our marketing communications. She keeps our website, social media, newsletter and PR wheels rolling. Working in marketing for 20 years, she holds a Chartered Institute of Marketing Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing and is a member of the Guild of Agricultural Journalists.

Farm diversification into energy: the options and returns

2020-02-24T12:05:16+00:00February 24th, 2020|Developer Services, Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, Featured, News|

There's never been a better time for landowners to seek diversification income from leasing land to energy schemes, or becoming self-developers or owner-operators. But we urge them to take appropriate and independent advice.

Penny wise, millions foolish – a lesson in the cost of not using expert advisors in energy scheme developments

2020-02-25T15:43:16+00:00February 6th, 2020|Developer Services, Energy Developers, Grid Connection Services, News|

A solar developer achieved a grid connection offer for a solar farm site but missed a crucial stage in the process and so failed to secure and safeguard the grid rights - thus losing out on any opportunity. What should they have done?

Prime opportunity for energy schemes but take care

2020-02-25T16:47:47+00:00December 5th, 2019|Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, Grid Connection Services, News|

The average landowner’s chances of getting an energy scheme are greater now than ever. But, there has also never been a more appropriate time to be prudent and not sign up with the first developer that knocks at the door.

Grid expertise secures a successful outcome – but it was too late for another

2020-03-25T11:32:16+00:00October 1st, 2019|Developer Services, Energy Developers, Farms & Estates, Grid Connection Services, News|

Two recent cases where our considerable level of grid expertise has been demonstrated. One case led to a lucrative outcome for a developer. The other highlighted why getting us involved at the start of a project will achieve better outcomes.

Interested in energy schemes? Check grid capacity regularly

2020-02-25T16:51:33+00:00June 5th, 2019|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, News|

Press release: Landowners interested in securing income from energy schemes should not be put off by an apparent lack of grid capacity.  Grid availability is changing all the time, with success often depending on timing.

Performance review and recommendations for solar arrays

2020-02-25T17:00:08+00:00May 28th, 2019|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, News, Public Sector, PV HealthCheck|

In our experience, most on-site solar PV schemes are underperforming in one way or another. Schemes can be missing out on revenues and savings, suffering high operating costs, and/or accruing risk of crippling one-off costs. Our PV Healthcheck reviews schemes and makes recommendations to ensure technical and financial performance is maximised.

Large-scale solar back on track for rural estates

2020-02-25T17:30:21+00:00April 5th, 2019|Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, News|

Press release: Developing large-scale solar parks is becoming viable again, particularly for rural estates looking to invest. Our CEO gives his views, along with the lending perspective from the head of landed-estates at Barclays, and the tax benefits from Old Mill Accountants.

Most solar arrays underperform – get them checked

2020-02-25T17:33:13+00:00February 19th, 2019|Farms & Estates, News, PV HealthCheck|

Press release: A huge proportion of solar photovoltaic (PV) arrays are under-performing financially and could easily be improved. Farms and estates should therefore consider getting them independently assessed.

Caution over mis-selling as Feed-In Tariff deadline looms

2020-02-25T17:36:57+00:00January 28th, 2019|Feasibility Studies, Investment Appraisal, News|

Press release: Government plans to end the Feed-In Tariff (FiT) for new solar schemes from 31 March 2019 are triggering a spate of mis-selling in the renewables market. We urge caution and offer an investment appraisal service to establish if you are investing wisely.

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