Sector: Farms & Estates

Exclusivity agreements for energy schemes: pitfalls and opportunities

2020-10-23T16:08:21+00:00October 21st, 2020|Commercial & Industrial, Energy Developers, Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, Featured, Grid Consultancy, Guest Blog, Public Sector|

In seeking to achieve a solar, wind or energy storage scheme, one of the first steps a developer will take is to secure an exclusivity agreement with the landowner.  We take a closer look at exclusivity agreements, speaking to the expert team at Renew Legal, to understand what they are, the issues that can arise from them and if there are alternative approaches.

Farm diversification income from energy projects – frequently asked questions

2020-10-21T10:52:53+00:00September 30th, 2020|Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, Featured, News|

As rural landowners look to diversify and tackle the economic challenges post-Brexit, energy schemes can offer those with viable sites a new income solution. We’ve compiled a list of answers to the most common questions we get asked by landowners - including likely incomes.

Webinar: Maximising chances of achieving large-scale energy schemes

2020-10-06T14:09:48+00:00August 25th, 2020|Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, News|

Hugh was invited to speak on webinar hosted by Lodders. Hugh lit a clear path to maximising your chances of achieving long-term, reliable leases from large-scale energy schemes, while Alastair Frew provided insight on a range of renewable energy legal issues.

Industry should act fast to save on the Climate Change Levy

2020-08-25T16:20:25+00:00August 7th, 2020|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, Featured, News, Published Articles, Tariff Review|

BEIS has extended the CCA scheme by another 2 years, and the deadline for applications for new entrants to 30 November 2020. Roadnight Taylor can help businesses assess eligibility and the cost/benefit of entering the scheme in the context of an investment strategy in low carbon assets.

Contracts for Difference Scheme: the impact on the solar site acquisition market

2020-10-12T12:43:41+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Commercial & Industrial, Developer Services, Energy Developers, Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, Grid Consultancy, Guest Blog|

Hugh Taylor spoke to Michael Beale, Director of Business Development UK at Lightsource BP to ask him what impact this CfD announcement would have on the solar farm site acquisition market.

Deadline looms to reduce Climate Change Levy

2020-07-29T08:21:57+00:00July 17th, 2020|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, Public Sector, Published Articles, Tariff Review|

Businesses have only a few months left to benefit from reduced energy bills through the extended Climate Change Agreement (CCA) scheme. Richard Palmer explained to The Energyst why even smaller business should think about joining the CCA scheme

Short deadline to reduce Climate Change Levy on energy bills

2020-06-30T10:31:23+00:00June 25th, 2020|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, Featured, Financial Modelling, Metering Review, Public Sector, Strategic Energy Review, Tariff Review|

Energy intensive businesses have until 30 September 2020 to benefit from reduced energy bills through an extended Government Climate Change Agreement scheme. It is available to a wide range of businesses and can offer many benefits not just financial.

Non-domestic solar arrays underperforming by £millions annually

2020-06-25T09:13:21+00:00May 12th, 2020|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, Featured, News, Public Sector, PV HealthCheck|

Many commercial/non-domestic solar photovoltaic (PV) schemes are financially underperforming and reduced energy output isn’t the only cause, our recent PV HealthChecks have found.

Energy Opportunity – RICS Land Journal

2020-10-06T12:14:25+00:00April 29th, 2020|Commercial & Industrial, Developer Services, Energy Developers, Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, Grid Consultancy, News, Public Sector, Published Articles|

Hugh was invited to write for the RICS Land Journal. He covers the energy scheme opportunities for landowners, the different approaches, the current issues and technology options, and how to maximise chances of success.

Beware of costly business rate liability on solar PV installations – Farmers Weekly

2020-10-06T12:14:46+00:00April 24th, 2020|Farms & Estates, News, Published Articles, PV HealthCheck|

Richard was interviewed by Farmers Weekly on how farmers are being caught unawares by costly business rate charges on solar PV installations.